WASHINGTON (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration doesn’t make many headlines. Charged with keeping America’s workplaces safe, it usually busies itself with tasks such as setting and enforcing standards for goggles, hardhats and ladders.
U.S. hiring slowed to 235,000 jobs in August after two strong months as the delta variant poses a threat to America's health and economy.
California's COVID-19 pandemic reemerges in a new variant called "delta," once again forcing Gov. Gavin Newsom into crisis management mode, columnist Dan Walters says.
Federal workers will be required to verify they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus or else face mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing and other new rules.
A summer job is a great way for students to earn some extra money while building a resume for the future and learning new things about the working world. Typically, one of the hardest lessons for students to deal with is income tax. Working students may say, "Why is so much of my paycheck withheld? And who is this FICA dude?"
Welcome, students, to income taxes and how they affect the working world that you have joined. There are two main taxes on your earnings:
- Federal Income Taxes – These provide income for operations and services of the federal government.
- Payroll Taxes – These are taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare under the Federal Insurance Contribution Act (the "FICA dude" referenced above). The taxes you pay in go toward covering the eventual services you require. You pay half of this tax obligation (the withheld amount) and your employer kicks in the other...
Vaccination rates are climbing and employers are rolling out back-to-office, back-to-normal plans. But some employees may want a new normal — one that includes flexible scheduling and benefits that align…
Newsom said he will issue an executive order on Thursday codifying the state's new COVID workplace safety rule, which lets fully vaccinated California workers not wear masks at work and also ends social distancing.
Masks will be required for those not fully vaccinated when working indoors or in vehicles.
Episode 14: In addition, Richard Kyte and Scott Rada talk discuss whether vaccines are be used where the need is the greatest, and they try to determine whether the internet has made us meaner.
Follow these simple suggestions to nail your initial phone screening. Buzz60’s Chloe Hurst has the story!
In publishing its annual list of "job killer" bills, the California Chamber of Commerce ignites a new phase of a perpetual political conflict, columnist Dan Walters says.
California's system of compensating workers for job-related disabilities is due for another decennial battle and it may be happening, columnist Dan Walters says.
Group life insurance through an employer is typically one or two times your salary, which may not be enough to support your loved ones. “You probably need at least 10 times your salary,” Stafford says.
If you’re new to saving for retirement, all the unfamiliar jargon can be off putting. Here’s a primer on 20 of the most common retirement terms, outlining what they mean and why they’re important. Start here to build your retirement planning confidence. 1. 401(k) A 401(k) is the most popular employer-sponsored retirement savings plan. With […]
Common Cents: If you lose your job: some unemployment advice
A new bill in the Legislature aims to end a still common employment practice five years after Californians voted to legalize recreational cannabis in which private companies require can workers to test for marijuana use.
Insurance Matters: How has COVID-19 affected employers? Bruce Sackrison explains.
We need to consider the small businesses and employers that have been impacted by the enactment of AB 5 and COVID-19, tax specialist Manuel Cosme Jr. says.
California lifted a COVID-19 stay-at-home order last week, just after it was revealed that unemployment had spiked in December to 9%, one of the nation's highest rates, columnist Dan Walters says.
Experts say businesses can require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, but that doesn't mean they will.
Though $14 an hour is the statewide standard, several California municipalities maintain their own minimum wage which is higher.
These are the latest protocols for California workplaces during the pandemic.
It’s fine to say, “Dear, ask your Uncle Al about his work as a CPA.” But it’s best to be more systematic. Bloomberg, the world’s largest business news organization, and its fabulous weekly magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, feature countless companies you and your child have probably never heard of, and those firms have jobs you’ve likely never imagined. Make it a monthly conversation (you can save up a few articles on interesting employers) to discuss what each of you has read.