Legislative Update: SB 654

Governor Brown Vetoes Senate Bill 654 – Baby Bonding Leave California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required more employers in California to provide baby-bonding leave to new parents. The New Parent Leave Bill, Senate Bill 654, would have...

Legislative Update: AB 72

Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 72, effective July 2017. Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 72, legislation that will provide California residents with strong new protections against surprise out-of-network medical bills starting July 2017. The measure mandates...

Mandatory OSHA Reporting Deadline Approaches

Each year from February 1 to April 30, Employers Must Post the OSHA Form 300A Employers with more than ten employees and whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry must record work-related injuries and illnesses using OSHA Forms 300, 300A...

California Enacts $15 Minimum Wage

California has enacted legislation raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, the highest state minimum in the country. It provides for gradual increases to the state wage rate until it hits $15 an hour in 2022 or 2023.  Minimum Wage Increases For...

Kaiser Permanente Coming to Santa Cruz County in 2017!

We are excited to announce that residents of Santa Cruz County will soon have access to Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser intends to enter the Santa Cruz commercial market in January of 2017. They plan to open three medical office buildings located at Crossroads Center in...

EEO-1Filing Deadline is Approaching

The September 30th EEO-1 filing deadline is approaching. This is an annual filing requirement of both the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) and the OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs). The EEOC uses EEO-1 data to support civil rights...

IRS Extends Information Reporting Due Dates

The law requires that Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) – or those with 50 or more full-time employees or equivalents – file information returns with the IRS as well as distribute copies of the returns to their full-time workers. There are two deadlines...

El Camino Hospital Rejoins Anthem Blue Cross Network

Anthem Blue Cross has reached a new multi-year contract with El Camino Hospital, effective June 1, 2016. El Camino Hospital, which includes campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, had terminated its contract with Anthem Blue Cross earlier in the year, but both sides...