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The Real Cost Of Employee Lawsuits In The Workplace

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In California, as in most states, employees may file legal claims against employers if they feel that their rights have been violated or were not protected. And it is a growing problem.

If an employee feels discriminated against, feels harassed or suffers an injury while at work, the employer may be liable for damages and injuries. Whether the employer's actions are intentional or unintentional, many workers file lawsuits seeking compensation or a remedy to the situation.

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Topics: employee lawsuits, harassment, discharge, worker's comp, wrongful termination, california labor laws

Work Comp, Audits & Payroll, Oh My!

Posted by Amy Bellin on Jan 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Every business that has employees and a workers compensation policy can relate to the panic generated from the anticipation of the dreaded annual audits (sometimes more often, depending on the policy).

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Topics: Payroll, worker's comp, payroll audit

New California Workers’ Comp Law And Excluded Employees

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Nov 30, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A new California labor law promises headaches for the state's workers' comp insurance providers. And the deadline is looming.

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones recently notified all workers’ comp insurers writing policies in the state about changes to procedures related to excluded employees created by a new law.

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Topics: worker's comp, california labor laws, insurance, exempt employees, ca labor laws, labor law compliance

The Cost Of Hiring Employees In California [Infographic]

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Nov 10, 2016 8:21:24 AM

California is famous for many things. But being one of the least expensive places to run a business is not one of them. In fact, the opposite is true.

Being an employer in California is a challenging venture. And managing the costs involved in hiring employees can seem prohibitive, as well. With increased family leave, paid sick leave, and other costly benefits - not to mention an ever-increasing minimum wage scale - it is a daunting task to make a business cost effective and profitable.

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Topics: new hire, recruiting and hiring, FUTA credit reduction, Payroll, worker's comp, payroll tax filing

Employers And Labor Law; California Worker's Comp Penalties

Posted by Tristan Ruhland on Oct 1, 2015 12:52:56 PM

When it comes to labor law, California stringently prohibits discrimination against workers, who are injured on the job, by their employers and insurers. Section 132a of the California Labor Code prohibits certain acts by employers and insurers. In addition, employers can potentially be liable for acts not expressly stated in the statute.

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Topics: california labor law, labor law compliance, worker's comp

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