News and Updates

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Insights and Events

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Upcoming 2021 Changes to Federal, State, and Municipal Laws Related to Absence Management in the US

As we approach the new year, many of the laws we have been discussing will take effect. Our commitment to our partners is to ensure that you have a solid understanding of leave of absence laws and state wage replacement benefits so that you can act and implement 2021 changes with minimal disruption to your organization.

Transitioning the Business Model During a Global Pandemic: A New Normal

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in early 2020, organizations across the world were challenged to transition into a new way of doing business. The Centers of Disease Control (CDC), federal, state and local agencies issued many protective measures over the course of the year. Organizations were challenged with staying in compliance with ever-changing guidelines, while ensuring the safety of their employees and maintaining the productivity and profitability of their businesses.

The Larkin Company (Larkin) was no exception.

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Creating ‘A More Perfect Union’: Closing the Inequality Gap in the Workforce

In an ideal world, we live in a utopian society where everyone is equal irrespective of race, economic status, religion, culture, or gender. We strive to build a society where everyone has equal access to education, financial mobility, and mutual respect. Although, we have come a long way as a collective and progressive society, the path before us remains long. Today, during these turbulent times, we are reminded of how much more progress is truly needed to create ‘a more perfect union’.