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SSA’s new no-match letters, what to do if you receive one…

By Immigration Counsel - Leigh P. Cole, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP The Social Security Administration (SSA) has resumed its practice of sending employers Social Security Number (SSN) no-match letters, labeled Employer Correction Requests. Here’s what you need to know: SSA stopped issuing SSN no-match letters in 2007 because it...

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New Required Poster for California Employers – Effective April 1

Several weeks ago, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the Fair Employment and Housing Council’s (FEHC) changes to the Family Care and Medical Leave (CFRA Leave) and Pregnancy Disability notice (now called Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave), adding information about the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA). California employers...

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California Employers: Beware More Stringent Criminal Background Check Requirements

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling has made already strict background check requirements even more stringent. The court held that the disclosure required under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can consist only of the FRCA disclosure; it can’t contain any additional information, including the...

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IRS: 401(k) and IRA Contribution Limits Increase

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2019. The IRS issued technical guidance detailing these items in Notice 2018-83. Highlights of Changes for 2019 The contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b),...

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New California Workplace Safety Regulation to Protect Hotel Housekeepers from Injury

California has adopted a new workplace safety and health regulation to prevent and reduce work-related injuries to housekeepers in the hotel and hospitality industry. This is the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers. The new standard, which will be...

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