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COVID-19 and Federal/State Updates

COVID-19 and Federal/State Updates

Who else can’t believe that it’s almost Thanksgiving? 2021 has been a major improvement over 2020, but we still have a long way to go. 2022 will be even better. We would like to thank our clients, our broker partners,...

COVID-19 and Federal/State Updates

COVID-19 and Federal/State Updates

U.S. Federal Updates National Paid Leave This has become quite the rollercoaster. Apparently, federal Paid Leave is back in President Biden’s Build Back Better spending bill. So there’s still hope...we’ll see what...

COVID-19 and Federal/State Updates

COVID-19 and Federal/State Updates

U.S. Federal Updates National Paid Leave Well, it appears our dreams of a nationwide paid leave program have been dashed...for now. We’ll see what happens in the future. There are plenty of other updates to go over...

California EDD Announces 2022 Changes

California EDD Announces 2022 Changes

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has announced that the 2022 employee contribution rate for State Disability Insurance (SDI) will decrease to 1.1%. The taxable wage base from which the...

COVID-19 and State Updates

COVID-19 and State Updates

U.S. Federal Update National Paid Family Leave? Could it be? National Paid Family Leave...finally? The Build Back Better Act (part of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation packet) is working its way through the...

COVID-19 and State Updates

COVID-19 and State Updates

U.S. Federal Update Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) The Treasury Department and the IRS worked together to issue Notice 2021-53 which provides guidance for employers about reporting qualified...

COVID-19 and State Updates

COVID-19 and State Updates

There’s a lot to get to this time around - things don’t seem to be slowing down one bit. To begin with, we wanted to update you on some of the COVID-19 paid sick leave ordinances that have been passed over the last...

COVID-19 and State Updates

COVID-19 and State Updates

General Reminder During the last year and a half almost all employers have experienced employees moving away from their usual office or work location, some temporarily and some permanently (and still others planning on...

State Legislative Updates

State Legislative Updates

U.S. State Updates Louisiana Louisiana is the latest state to amend its pregnancy accommodation law. SB 215 was enacted June 24, 2021 and will go into effect as of August 1, 2021. Similar to other laws throughout the...

COVID-19 and State Updates

COVID-19 and State Updates

U.S. State Updates California Employment Development Department (EDD) The EDD has released its forecast for the 2022 Disability Insurance (DI) Fund. The DI fund provides State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family...

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