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Cal/OSHA Amendment Significantly Expands its Definition of “Repeat” Violations

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Effective January 1, 2017, Cal/OSHA will be utilizing a broader definition of “Repeat” violation under California’s Health and Safety Code.  This is significant for California employers because if Cal/OSHA finds a Repeat violation, the employer could initially be subject to a penalty of up to $70,000, and up to $124,709…

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Cal/OSHA Adopts First in the Nation Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Employers

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National research indicates that health care workers are at a substantially higher risk of workplace violence than the average worker in another industry.  According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), from 2002 to 2013, the rate of serious workplace violence incidents (those requiring days off for an…

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California Employers Issuing W-2 or 1099 Must Revise Earned Income Tax Credit Notice

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For several years, California employers have been required to notify employees regarding the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. Beginning January 1, 2017, new California law (AB 1847) requires those same employers to also notify employees that they may be eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (“EITC”). The new…

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Employers Required to E-File Paperwork with Employment Development Department

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Beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more employees will be required to electronically submit employment tax return, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD).   Employers are encouraged to enroll now in e-Services for Business.  This will allow you to start reporting online…

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