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State and Local Leave Update

If you are trying to keep up with state and local laws related to leaves, you are probably ready to scream “Make it stop!”  There are new paid sick leave laws in Oregon, Emeryville, California and Bloomfield, New Jersey, plus … Continue reading

California Aligns Definition of Small Group With ACA Definition

California’s Governor Brown has signed SB 125, which conforms California’s definition of a small group, for insurance purposes, with the definition in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  This is good news for some groups. ——– The article you have requested … Continue reading

California Employers Have Until July 8 to Notify Employees of New Paid Sick Leave Law

According to the California Department of Industrial Relations, an employer must individually notify all employees hired prior to January 1, 2015 of changes to terms and conditions of employment that relate to paid sick leave within 7 days of the … Continue reading

Supreme Court Rules All States Must Allow Same-Sex Marriages

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that all states must allow same-sex marriages.  Because the ruling was based on the 14th Amendment, it is unlikely that self-funded plans could claim that ERISA preemption would allow them to discriminate against same-sex … Continue reading

New CFRA Regulations Require New Posters

New regulations under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) require covered employers to update the CFRA poster, effective July 1, 2015.  Employers subject to CFRA are those who do business in California and employ 50 or more part-time or full-time … Continue reading