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To be pre-tax or to be post-tax, that is the question. At least, that is the question when it comes to payroll deductions. While every payroll deduction can be classified as either pre- or post-tax, how does an employer correctly classify these deductions? While several are classified by IRS regulations, other deductions are a matter of choice.

Pre-tax deductions

Pre-tax deductions allow employees to decrease their taxable

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As we enter the second half of 2019, now is the perfect time for a mid-year checkup of changes that may affect your business.

EEO-1 Pay Data

Companies with over 100 employees are required to report employee demographic information characterized by race/ethnicity, gender, and job category. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will now also be collecting pay data for 2017 and 2018. The deadline for the additional

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How do you feel leaving your dog at home when you go to work in the morning? Does your dog stare at you with sad eyes and beg you to stay with just one look? What if you were able to bring your dog with you to work? What if you allowed your employees to bring their animals to work?

Employers in a variety of industries have adopted policies that allow their employees to bring their fur babies to work. However, there are many factors to

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A change to the use of paid time off while taking a leave that falls under Family and Medical Leave (FMLA) or California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations means employers should review and update their applicable leave policies.

Previously, employers could require employees to use any available paid time off during protected leave under the FMLA or CFRA. Due to this change, employers cannot require employees to use available time

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The California minimum wage will reach $15.00 an hour for all employers by January 1, 2023. Until then, Californians will see incremental increases of one dollar per year. Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum wage for employers with 26 or more employees increases to $12.00 per hour and $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees. Even if all your employees make more than minimum wage, there still may be action required.

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Governor Brown signed many workplace related bills that will go into effect January 1, 2019. Through the end of 2018 and the start of 2019, we will highlight some of the most applicable pieces of legislation.

Current California law states that all employers must make reasonable efforts to provide employees with a room to express breast milk, "other than a toilet stall." This room must be private and near the employee's work area.

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The #MeToo movement was born soon after the explosive New York Times feature exposing extensive allegations of sexual harassment against Harry Weinstein. Since then, we have seen many other public figures brought into the spotlight including actors, politicians, TV personalities and comedians.

During the last year, we have received higher than normal requests for company-sponsored training. While many requests have been for

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Unlimited paid time off (PTO) has gained momentum, with household names like Netflix, Honeywell, Dropbox and GE offering unlimited time off to many, and in some cases all of their employees. While these large employers may have started the trend, many smaller companies are also offering this unique benefit. Regardless of your headcount, there are many factors to consider prior to implementing an unlimited time off policy.

The

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