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11 Considerations and 401(k) Termination Rules to be Aware Of

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2019 4:09:01 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Laws & Regulations, Managing Employees, Payroll

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11 Considerations and 401(k) Termination Rules to be Aware Of

If your business currently participates in a 401(k) plan for your employees, then you'll want to know what the rules and regulations are in the event that you ever decide to terminate the plan. There are a number of reasons why you might be considering the termination of your company's 401(k) plan: maybe you're closing down the business or merging with another company. Whatever the reason may be, the following are 11 things to consider if you plan to terminate your company's 401(k) plan.

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The Importance of Personal Protective Equipment in the Workplace

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Laws & Regulations

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Personal Protective Equipment Plays a Key Role in Workplace Safety

Anytime there is a task or workplace that involves some kind of an environmental risk to an employee, the employer is required to provide personal protective equipment. Not only does it protect the employee from direct harm, PPE also reduces the cost of accidents, workers’ comp premium increases, and employee down time due to preventable injuries.

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California Workers’ Compensation Premiums Explained - Breaking Down the Costs

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Laws & Regulations, Management, Managing Employees

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We Run Through How Your Premiums Are Calculated for Workers’ Compensation Coverage

In the state of California, employers of all kinds, big and small, are under a legal obligation to take care of their workers when they are injured in the course of doing their jobs. This legal mandate, generally known as workers’ compensation protection or coverage, comes in the form of an insurance policy every employer has to have in place and pay for if operating within California. The cost of this coverage for the employer is determined by a specific formula and cost factors that the employer is expected to accept but has no control over. This is an ongoing matter of concern for employers because the cost of the coverage is an unavoidable operating cost to do business in the state.

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Benefits of Using Proper Workers’ Compensation Class Codes

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2018 8:10:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Laws & Regulations

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Save Money and Time Using Proper Workers’ Compensation Class Codes

Like most businesses in California, almost anyone who employs workers is required to also have workers’ compensation insurance in place to protect such employees from injuries and harm while working. This is well known as general business practice. However, what is not well understood are the codes used by the coverage industry to determine the cost and premium the business pays for the necessary coverage.

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Planning For a Workers’ Compensation Audit

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2018 7:30:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Laws & Regulations, Company Culture

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Getting Ready for a Workers’ Compensation Audit

People are familiar with tax audits from the IRS, their state tax agency and from state industrial relations when it comes to running a business with employees. However, the one area that tends to confuse new business owners and managers  is the workers’ compensation audit.

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Workers' Compensation vs. Employee Liability Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2018 7:06:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Managing Employees, Laws & Regulations, Management

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Differences Between Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability

Many new employers, particularly small businesses, make common mistakes due to confusion about workers’ compensation versus general employer liability. Both come with legal exposure for companies, but they operate very differently from each other. Understanding the difference can help a new employer secure the right coverage for the right risk.

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California Employee Privacy Laws & Their Relation to Social Media

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Laws & Regulations

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California Employee Privacy Law and Social Media: Navigating the Minefield

As a business owner, it is important to know the do’s and don’ts of the hiring process to protect the company from liability. With social media taking over the Internet, boundaries can become a bit blurred with what can be requested of a potential employee before onboarding them into your company. Knowing exactly who you are interviewing can seem impossible with today’s social media technology. Different people create different online personas for their private accounts. This makes it seem more difficult to have a controlled hiring process without knowing who your potential employees are in and out of the office.

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How Workers’ Compensation Claims Affect Employers

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 25, 2018 7:57:00 AM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Laws & Regulations

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Workers’ Compensation: Claims and Premiums

As a small business owner, it’s imperative that you protect your employees from workplace injuries or illness and minimize your insurance costs.

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How Workplace Injuries Impact Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2018 2:41:55 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Management, Company Culture, Laws & Regulations

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How Workplace Injuries Can Seriously Affect Your Bottom Line

Private-sector employers in California are responsible for complying with the state’s workplace safety and health laws, overseen and enforced by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). Businesses that fail to adhere to California’s myriad of safety standards and orders can face significant penalties for noncompliance.

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California Employment Law Changes You Need to Know in 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2017 2:02:04 PM / by Michelle Nystrom posted in Company Culture, Hiring the Best People, Laws & Regulations

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2 California Employment Law Changes Worth Noting for 2018

Another new year is just around the corner and you know what that means…. NEW LAWS!! (Did you think I was going to say New Year’s celebrations?) While most of the country is celebrating the start of 2018, California business owners will spend the end of the year preparing and planning for the new regulations that have to be implemented. Every year there are new laws related to employment for businesses to worry and wonder about. 2018 is no exception.

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