Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) Furnishes Guidance on SB 973 Compliance

The California Legislature passed SB 973 (Jackson) in 2020, becoming effective on January 1, 2021.  (See “California Passes Employer Pay Data Reporting…

Cal/OSHA Form 300A Posting and Data Uploading Requirements

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health of the California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA) requires covered all employers to post…

FFCRA Leave Mandate Expired 12/31/20

In March 2020, Congress passed and President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  FFCRA included mandates for up…

Social Security Number/Name No-Match Update

FELS has learned that the federal Social Security Administration (SSA) began sending "Employer Correction Request" (ECR) or “no-match” letters in…

UPDATE: Cal/OSHA’s New Emergency Standard on COVID-19 Prevention

UPDATE: December 2, 2020 The California Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board rolled out emergency temporary regulations on COVID-19…

Guidance for Implementation and Compliance with Presidential Memorandum Deferring Employee Social Security Tax Withholding

On August 8, 2020, President Trump directed the Secretary of the Treasury to allow employees to defer the payment of the employee share of payroll taxes…

FELS Webinar: What’s CalSavers? What are my Alternatives?

State law requires all businesses with 5 or more employees to facilitate CalSavers – a state-sponsored payroll deduction individual retirement account…