CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program Anyone who is a small business owner (i.e. 500 employees or less) has been anxiously waiting for aid from Washington, D.C.  Our government responded with the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the new law included the much anticipated Paycheck Protection Program.  [...]
COVID-19: DOL Provides Answers to Questions About Federal Paid Sick and Family Leave Laws Over the past several days the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released dozens of FAQs that provide clarity and explanation to employers who are scrambling to understand the employer’s responsibilities under the Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”).  Below is [...]

2020 California Employment Laws

2020 has ushered in new laws for California employers. Employers should be aware of these laws and revise their policies, handbooks and practices in order to ensure that they are complying with California law. California's Minimum Wages and Exempt Salary Thresholds Increase in 2020 Beginning January 1, 2020, for employers with 26 employees or more, [...]
If you hire employees in California, then it is time to ensure that you are providing your new employee with California’s mandated forms and pamphlets. Required Forms These forms are REQUIRED for each new hire: I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. Employers must verify every new hire’s employment eligibility by completing a I-9 within three business days [...]