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6 HR Trends to Monitor in 2024

6 HR Trends to Monitor in 2024

In order to keep up with the changing expectations of organizations and employees in today's market and economic conditions, HR professionals must be able to adapt. Moving into 2024, HR leaders will need strategies that integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into...

2024 Compliance Tracker

2024 Compliance Tracker

As 2024 begins, employers should review their compliance with federal, state and local employment laws. Use our compliance tracker to stay up-to-date with important deadlines in January and stay in compliance! A.) File and Furnish Forms W-2 — January 31, 2024...

California Legalized Marijuana & Drug Testing Law

California Legalized Marijuana & Drug Testing Law

The use of marijuana remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act, however California has implemented legislation that permits individuals to possess and consume marijuana in the state. Below is a comprehensive overview of California's recreational and...

Domestic Partner Benefits

Domestic Partner Benefits

Many employers provide their employees' domestic partners health insurance coverage. In addition to the standard medical and dental insurance, domestic partner benefits can also cover life and disability insurance, relocation and travel expenses, education and tuition...

California Employee Leave Laws – Family and Medical Leave

California Employee Leave Laws – Family and Medical Leave

In addition to the federal leave requirements, California enacted the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). This requires employers in the state with 5 or more employees to provide eligible employees with unpaid family and medical leave. Below is a summary of the CFRA...

California Expands Paid Sick Leave

California Expands Paid Sick Leave

Beginning January 1, 2024, the amount of paid sick leave employers must provide their workers will be increasing by two days under the state's paid sick leave (PSL) law. This bill, SB-616, was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 4, 2023. Current California Paid...