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.
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.
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).
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.
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.