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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021: CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES

From 2016’s Senate Bill (SB) 3, California minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2021 to $13.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees and $14.00 for employers with 26 or more. SB 3’s final statewide increase to $15.00 per hour will be in 2022 for larger employers and in 2023 for those…

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021: REIMBURSING EMPLOYEE PERSONAL VEHICLE USE

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced its 2021 optional standard mileage reimbursement rate for employee business use of a personal vehicle, effective January 1, 2021, down from 57.5 cents to 56 cents/mile.

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021: REIMBURSING EMPLOYEE PERSONAL VEHICLE USE

IRS Mileage Rate Decreasing 1.5 Cents Effective January 1, 2021 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced its 2021 optional standard mileage reimbursement rate for employee business use of a personal vehicle, effective January 1, 2021, down from 57.5 cents to 56 cents/mile. These annual adjustments stem from government survey of fixed and variable automotive operating costs, including insurance, […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2021: CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE RATE INCREASES

From 2016’s Senate Bill (SB) 3, California minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2021 to $13.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees and $14.00 for employers with 26 or more. SB 3’s final statewide increase to $15.00 per hour will be in 2022 for larger employers and in 2023 for those […]

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Freeing The Asymptomatics

California’s Shifting Sands Shortening of Quarantine Compliance Periods

Continually changing COVID-19 quarantine and isolation standards – commonly at variance between federal, state, and local governments — have joined death and taxes as the only certain things in life.

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FREEING THE ASYMPTOMATICS

California’s Shifting Sands Shortening of Quarantine Compliance Periods Continually changing COVID-19 quarantine and isolation standards – commonly at variance between federal, state, and local governments — have joined death and taxes as the only certain things in life. The latest Cal/OSHA emergency temporary standards (ETS) (November 30, 2020) specified a 14-day symptom-free employee quarantine after […]

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WORKER COVID VACCINATIONS

E.E.O.C.’s Expanded Guidelines for Pandemic Management The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has again expanded its pandemic guidelines to address the effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other workplace anti-discrimination laws on the national COVID vaccination campaign that now lies ahead. A major “tension” point is between an employee’s right to […]

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WORKPLACE TEAMWORK DEFINED

Employee Policy Handbook & Forms for 2021 A host of new California workplace laws go into effect on January 1, including expanded standards for COVID-19 protection and reporting, family-related leaves, and much more. As the framework for organization coordination, efficiency and consequent high morale and productivity, an employer’s policy handbook and forms should keep pace […]

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DEADLINE: DECEMBER 31, 2020

Schedule Your Workplace Harassment Prevention Webinar California businesses with five or more employees are now required to provide at least two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to all supervisors and at least one hour to non-supervisory employees, whether full-time, part-time or temporary. Employers must complete all such training by December 31, 2020. With over […]

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DANCING WITH CORONA

New Wave of California and Local Stay-at-Home Orders Our collective unwanted pandemic “house guest” continues to spur government’s unprecedented measures toward the virus’s permanent eviction. Beginning November 21 and to December 21, the California Department of Public Health imposed a statewide 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew with certain exceptions for essential services, medical emergencies, […]

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