It’s Time to Update Your Premium Payment System
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 »
Is it Time to Revisit Your Drug Testing Policies?
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 »
New COVID Vaccine Regulation For California Employers
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 »
Re-Opening & Vaccine Rollouts: What’s Next For Compliance?
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 »
Are you required to provide your employees with form 1095-C?
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 »
OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
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 »
Reporting Positive COVID-19 Tests: Update
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
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 »
Important Update to the IIPP Code
A new update to the Title 8-3203 IIPP Code took effect July 1, 2020. This new provision requires all employers to provide their employees or authorized representatives with a written copy of the company’s IIPP within 5 days at no cost to the employee upon request. In addition, employers are required to provide training to… Read More »
[SURVEY] Do You Approve of The Crisis Response?
What are your thoughts on the recent lockdown policies in Los Angeles county? We want to know the extent of the hardship your business has faced throughout this crisis and your position on how the situation has been handled by our state officials. Take our quick survey to share your stance on the current state… Read More »