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Coronavirus and the Workplace

Coronavirus and the Workplace

Monday, February 24, 2020

CEA has been receiving calls from employers regarding the coronavirus. What can they do if an employee has the virus? What about employees who travel to areas that are highly affected? What if our business operations are affected?

Message from Kim: Clear Communication Reduces Risk

Message from Kim: Clear Communication Reduces Risk

Monday, February 24, 2020

At CEA we receive approximately one thousand phone calls each and every month. Many members ask for advice on how to handle employee relations issues. A common call goes something like this: “I think we need to fire this employee, but they’ve been here for several years, and I’ve never documented any of my concerns.

Will March Madness Be a Slam Dunk or a Flagrant Foul at Your Office?

Will March Madness Be a Slam Dunk or a Flagrant Foul at Your Office?

Monday, February 24, 2020

It’s March and time for some college hoops! March Madness officially begins on Selection Sunday, March 15, 2020 and ends with the 2020 NCAA Championship Game on April 6, 2020. That means over three weeks of basketball with many games happening during work hours, especially here on the West Coast.

No No No, Please Don't Go!

No No No, Please Don't Go!

Monday, February 24, 2020

When a valued employee resigns, it is one of our worst nightmares as a leader. Especially, if they resign out of the blue. Suddenly, we have a new set of challenges to tackle on top of our daily responsibilities. 

Why Hire a Compensation Consultant?

Monday, February 24, 2020

Do you have compensation challenges and are unsure where to begin? Whether it’s quick compensation consulting or large projects, we are here to help!

Health Insurance Pay or Play Letter 226-J

Monday, February 24, 2020

Q. Do California employers have to offer health insurance benefits to their employees?

A. Only Applicable large employers (ALE) with 50 or more full time employees (or full time equivalents) have to offer healthcare coverage to employees or pay a penalty for not offering medical insurance. The SHOP (Small business Health Options Program) is an option for small employers who might qualify for subsidies (which is rare).

IRS Mileage Rate Drops for 2020

IRS Mileage Rate Drops for 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The IRS has issued the 2020 optional standard mileage rate, with a slight half-cent drop for the new year. The optional standard mileage rate is used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Love is in the Air, But Let’s Filter it Out of the Office

Love is in the Air, But Let’s Filter it Out of the Office

Thursday, January 30, 2020

If you think office romances aren’t happening in your workplace, think again! Despite your best efforts to discourage these office romances, 58% of employees have engaged in a romantic relationship with a colleague.

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