It’s a new year, and California SDI benefits will be increasing. The SDI withholding rate continues to be 1.0% of wages. But, the taxable wage limit will increase from $114,967 to $118,371.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1976, expanding California employer obligations respective to employee lactation accommodation.
Currently California employees who wish to receive pay during leave for a qualifying exigency would need to use their own accrued vacation or paid time off hours. However, beginning Jan. 1, 2021, an employee can apply for wage replacement benefits from the State of California Paid Family Leave insurance program during such a leave.
Now that efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are on hold, the Trump Administration is in the process of making a number of regulatory changes. The … Read More
AB 168: Salary History This bill prohibits employers from relying on the salary history of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to offer employment or what … Read More
The White House has announced that it will discontinue cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have already sued to block this action. Under … Read More
California employers need to start preparing to deal with increased state disability insurance (SDI) benefits in 2018. Return-to-work programs will become more important than ever because employees may have less … Read More
The California State Senate has passed S.B. 562, the Healthy California Act, which would create a single-payer plan in California. While it has passed its first major milestone in the … Read More
The House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which had been given up for dead in March and now faces an uphill battle in the Senate. … Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced an extension for individuals and small businesses who have certain, non-Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant policies. The extension applies to non-ACA … Read More
Some people are calling the efforts to revive repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the TrumpCare Zombie. After withdrawing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) on March 24, President … Read More
AB 72 This new law provides that if an insured receives services in an in-network facility from an out-of-network health professional, the insured is only required to pay the out-of-network … Read More
One of the most difficult things for human resource and workers’ compensation professionals to do is to keep up with changing state and local laws. Below is a brief summary … Read More