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TIme to update your drug testing policies in 2024 October 21, 2022

California Protecting Off-Duty Cannabis Use For Employees

Cannabis/By Julien/0 comments Governor Gavin Newson recently approved a new law that will go into effect on January 1, 2024. If you are an employer in California, here’s everything you should know about this new bill. This new bill aims to protect workers from employer discrimination regarding the off-work use of cannabis. Employers are still allowed to fire… Read More »
January 24, 2022

Are you required to provide your employees with form 1095-C?

Compliance/By Julien/0 comments The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires Applicable Large Employers (ALE) to provide their full time employees with form 1095-C. Additionally, they are required to file 1094-C and 1095-C with the IRS. Failure to furnish and file these forms, as well as late filings, can lead to hefty penalties of up to $560 per employee and… Read More »
CalSavers or 401(k) - Which is better for your business? December 19, 2021

CalSavers or 401(k): Which is Better For Your Business?

Compliance/By Julien/0 comments The deadline is fast approaching. By June 2022, every employer in California of 5 employees or more will be mandated to offer a retirement plan. Businesses that are non-compliant will expose themselves to hefty fines and penalties of up to $500 per eligible employee.   What is CalSavers? CalSavers is a government run program to… Read More »
Is it time to review your compensation practices? Click to learn more July 26, 2021

It’s Time to Update Your Premium Payment System

Compliance/By Julien/0 comments As a result of the Ferra v Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC, decision held by the California Supreme Court on July 15,2021, all California employers must pay premium payments to employees for rest periods, recovery breaks and missed meals at the employee’s “regular rate of pay” instead of their base hourly rate. It is critical for… Read More »
Today, we take a look at new cannabis laws protecting off-duty, recreational use for employees. June 3, 2021

Is it Time to Revisit Your Drug Testing Policies?

Compliance/By Julien/0 comments The legalization of cannabis is constantly evolving, and employers need to stay up to date on the latest policies regarding drug testing and recreational use of marijuana outside of the workplace. Recreational laws and drug testing policies are different in every state, which presents a particularly challenging task for multistate companies to remain compliant.  … Read More »
Can I require my employees to get the vaccine? - Colony West March 30, 2021

New COVID Vaccine Regulation For California Employers

Compliance/By Julien/0 comments As vaccine availability grows so do the suggestions and regulations from the state and federal government. Just recently California’s DFEH (Department of Fair Employment and Housing) released their new guidance on vaccine regulation and what rights employees have surrounding the vaccine.   Can I require my employees to get the vaccine?    One big question… Read More »
March 24, 2021

Re-Opening & Vaccine Rollouts: What’s Next For Compliance?

Compliance/By Julien/0 comments As states begin to reopen and the federal government works to pass another COVID relief bill, many businesses are working on pivoting once again. There have been so many changes to how companies run, and more are coming. Between new vaccine rollouts, the Pandemic Preparedness Plan, the extended leave plans, and navigating reopening plans with… Read More »
February 1, 2021

OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

Compliance/By Julien/0 comments DON’T RISK A PENALTY FINE FROM OSHA! OSHA requires employers to physically post the form and electronically submit injury and illness data electronically. All business’ that are required to maintain OSHA logs need to post their 300A form in a prominent place at their facilities where all employees will have access to view from February… Read More »
September 30, 2020

Reporting Positive COVID-19 Tests: Update

Compliance/By Julien/0 comments Governor Newsom signed a new bill (SB 1159) requiring California employers of five or more employees to report to their claims administrator via fax or email as soon as they are aware an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The bill went into effect September 17, 2020. Failure to comply with this new obligation could incur… Read More »
Protect your business with PPP loan insurance September 16, 2020

Protect Your Business With PPP Loan Insurance

Compliance/By Julien/0 comments Exclusive PPP Loan Insurance Have you recently received a loan as part of the Paycheck Protection Program? Your business could be at risk! This exclusive product available through Colony West provides primary coverage for the Paycheck Protection Program Certification process. If your business is subject to an audit and the Small Business Administration (SBA) determines… Read More »