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Proposed Florida Legislation for Employee Leasing – Work Comp

Florida State Senator Keith Perry Is sponsoring a new legislative proposal (SB 820) regarding workers’ compensation insurance coverage provided by employee leasing companies also known as Professional Employer Organizations or PEOs. Regardless of the good intentions of the legislation, if passed this legislation as currently drafted could create more opportunities for workers’ comp fraud. Many […]

California Makes Retirement Plans Mandatory for Employers

The State of California is implementing a phased in mandatory retirement program to improve workers access to retirement savings tools. Employers with five or more employees in California must either offer a qualified employer-sponsored retirement plan or participate in the state’s Individual Retirement Account (IRA) program known as CalSavers, effective June 30, 2022. Qualified Employer-Sponsored […]

Corona Virus Causes Chaos for Small Employers

For small businesses, navigating employment related laws and regulations has long been a challenge. The COVID-19 outbreak has produced a double whammy for many companies. Many employers are dealing with a loss of revenue combined with increasing employer related costs due to newly expanded rules related to sick leave, paid family leave and expansion of […]

SSA Announces Higher 2020 Wage Cap

In order to fund Social Security benefits for millions of American citizens, employee wages are taxed up to a specified earnings limit, known as the taxable wage cap. The Social Security Administration recently announced changes to the maximum limit on earnings subject to the tax. In October 2019, the SSA announced that the taxable wage […]