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U.S. and Canada Updates

U.S. and Canada Updates

Federal Update Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) We wanted to give you a quick reminder regarding the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the final rule will be in effect as of June 18, 2024. You can...

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Federal, State, and Local Updates

Federal, State, and Local Updates

Federal Update Internal Revenue Service Employers offering Work-life Referral benefits can exclude them from both gross income and employment taxes as a de minimis fringe benefit, according to a...

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Federal, State, and Canada Updates

Federal, State, and Canada Updates

Federal Update Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) The big news this week is the release of the final regulations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for the PWFA - you can read...

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Federal, State, and Canada Updates

Federal, State, and Canada Updates

Federal Update Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) If you have employees who are struggling with Long COVID, the ODEP has many resources available to support you and...

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Federal, State, and Local Updates

Federal, State, and Local Updates

Federal Updates Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) We reached the 4-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this week, and there is updated guidance from the CDC. The...

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State Updates

State Updates

State Updates California This is a quick reminder that starting on February 15, 2024, unemployment, disability, and PFL benefits from the Employment Development Department will no longer be issued...

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Local, State, and Canada Updates

Local, State, and Canada Updates

Local and State Updates San Francisco Military Leave Pay Protection Act The Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) has updated the required employer poster for the city’s Military Leave Pay...

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Local, State, and Federal Updates

Local, State, and Federal Updates

(Pending!) Federal Update Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) We are eagerly awaiting the release of the finalized Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) regulations by the Equal Employment...

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State Updates

State Updates

State Updates California Employment Development Department (EDD) Changes are coming to the Unemployment Insurance (UI) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) programs - Paid Family Leave (PFL)...

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State Updates

State Updates

State Updates California Employment Development Department (EDD) The EDD has announced the maximum weekly benefit for the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program (which includes Paid Family Leave...

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Local, State, and Canada Updates

Local, State, and Canada Updates

Is it really Thanksgiving tomorrow…already? Not to mention, 2024 is right around the corner. We can only imagine the new laws that will come about next year! We want to take this moment to thank our...

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