On September 20, 2012, a bill (S2211) was introduced that, generally speaking, would make employers with 100 or fewer full-time employees eligible for a tax credit (against the corporation business tax or the gross income tax, whichever applies), for each employee hired into a full-time position, so long as the employee was previously unemployed for more than 30 days.
As a reminder of the significant role that states will play in implementing the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), we wanted to highlight some recent legislative developments in California that will be of interest to employers in the small group market (i.e., generally employers with 100 or fewer…..
New California Law Protects Victims, Witnesses, and Employers From Damages to Alleged Sexual Harassers’ Reputations
On July 9, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2770 (AB 2770) into law. The new statute amends California Civil Code Section 47, which designates certain communications as “privileged,” meaning that individuals cannot be liable for defamation (including libel and slander) based on those communications.
On January 25, 2010, Governor Chris Christie nominated Hal Wirths, a Sussex County freeholder and small-business owner, for the position of New Jersey Labor Commissioner. Wirths has advised that if confirmed for this post, his initial focus will be unemployment in the state. Wirths’ nomination is expected to be before the Senate the first week