California Minimum Wage Projected to Increase to $15.50

The California Chamber of Commerce recently posted an update:  On May 12, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California’s minimum wage is projected to increase to $15.50 per hour for all employers, regardless of size, on January 1, 2023. To read the complete article and how this may affect you, CLICK HERE.  … Read More »

How will California’s 2018 laws affect you?

California 2018 Minimum Wage California employers must comply with the state’s minimum salary requirement for Administrative Exempt (salaried) employees.  In California, Administrative Exempt employees must earn a monthly salary of no less than two times the state minimum wage for full-time employment. Administrative Exempt Employee Salary Requirement (Employers with 26 or more employees) This does… Read More »

Take the Agency Salary Survey

The Insurance Journal is inviting the ENTIRE AGENCY to participate in their exclusive Independent Insurance Agency Salary Survey set for publication on February 24th. The survey is confidential and doesn’t take more than 10 minutes.  Just go to and answer the listed questions to help provide valuable information on agency compensation trends.… Read More »

Multiple states face FUTA credit reductions for 2013

Multiple states face FUTA credit reductions for 2013 CCH — 10/10/13 Based on the latest data from the U.S. Treasury and the Department of Labor (DOL), employers across the country should brace themselves for higher than normal federal unemployment tax (FUTA) liabilities for 2013. A total of 17 states are slated to be FUTA credit… Read More »

10 Careers Boosted by Obamacare, Jen Wieczner Hiring is booming in these fields as a result of health reform. 08/06/13 – Adversaries of the Affordable Care Act feel it will reduce or even eliminate jobs, but hiring analysts and recruiters believe it will create jobs specifically in the areas of nursing and physician assistants, payroll, computer programming, lawyers, medical… Read More »

Permanent Hiring in IT Expected to Remain Steady in the Back Half of 2013… July 18, 2013 – IT workers can expect a stable employment environment over the next six months along with an upswing in temporary jobs. In CareerBuilder and’s latest national survey, employers indicated that full-time…CLICK HERE to read the complete article.… Read More »

Unemployment Insurance: Quitting/Firing, Not Automatic Disqualification

Unemployment Insurance: Quitting/Firing, Not Automatic Disqualification Why do my employees always win their unemployment insurance claims against me, even when they were the ones who quit or when I fire them for poor performance that is clearly documented? CLICK HERE for to read the rest of this article by Ellen Savage, HR Adviser. Labor Law… Read More »

USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

03/08/13 – WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 for use. All employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each employee hired in the United States.   Improvements to Form I-9 include new fields, reformatting to reduce errors, and clearer instructions to both… Read More »