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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 »
Top 10 OSHA Citations from 2022 | Colony West March 14, 2022

Top 10 OSHA Citations From 2022

Human Resources/By Julien/0 comments Workplace safety is a top priority for employees and employers alike. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations in the United States. By understanding these violations, employers can take steps to prevent them, protect their employees from harm and avoid these all too common… 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 »
May 19, 2021

Does Your Non-Profit Insurance Cover These 10 Key Risks?

Insurance/By Julien/0 comments Your non-profit is dedicated to serving its mission. You go above and beyond to protect and advance it. But for all the focus put on helping others, you may not have a true focus on what you need to do to protect yourself. “Unfortunately, many non-profits don’t realize until it’s too late that they have… Read More »
April 20, 2021

Top 10 OSHA Citations From 2020

Human Resources/By Julien/0 comments Here’s a closer look at the data from last year showing the most common cited violations by OSHA and how your business can take proper measures to avoid these all too common fines.   #1 FALL PROTECTION   For the tenth consecutive year, fall protection finds itself number one on the list. Falls are the… 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 »