• IRS Releases Draft Forms for Health Coverage Information Reporting by Employers

    The IRS has just released a draft of Forms 1094-C and 1095.  Both of these forms are required to meet reporting requirements under the IRC sections 6055 and 6056 that were previously released on March 5, 2014. Form 1095-C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage) is to be issued to each employee of an employer […]

  • Employee Background Checks in California

    California employers performing employee background checks must follow the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (CA Civil Code Sec. 1786) and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) or be subject to fines and/or legal action. Federal Law Regarding Background Checks The FCRA covers “consumer reports” in addition to credit checks, such as employment background checks for […]

  • Should You Drug Test Your Employees?

    The statistics about drug abuse are frightening. The American Council for Drug Education reports that American drug users consume 60 percent of the world’s illegal drugs. Millions abuse heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. Most frightening for employers is the fact that more than 50 percent of drug users are employed. According to the Occupational Safety and […]

  • California Labor Law Posting Changes

    There has been a recent update to the labor law posting requirements in the state of California.  The California Department of Industrial Relations has released new clarifications about whistleblowers that must be reflected in the mandatory labor law postings. Definition The definition of whistleblower has been changed to describe an employee who discloses information to […]