Time Off for Parental Involvement in Education Act

New law mandating employers to provide unpaid time off to parents for their children’s education On August 5th, 2009, employers with 50 or more employees must provide up to 18 hours of unpaid leave for parents to attend parent-teacher meetings and other school-related events. The bill, Parental Involvement in K-12 Education Act, was signed into law by Gov. Ritter on …

401k Safe Harbor Provision Changes

The IRS has amended it’s rules on Safe Harbor contributions to allow employers to terminate the match during these hard times. On May 18 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that could provide relief to employers whose plans provide for safe harbor non-elective contributions. The relief allows employers to amend their plan to reduce or suspend future safe …

A Record Judgment Finalized in LA County Superior Court

Recent judgment confirming final arbitration award issued in Los Angeles County, becomes largest award on record. The Los Angeles County Superior Court filed on May 28, 2009, a final judgment agreeing with the final arbitration award against a company in a wage and labor dispute with its former employee.  The employee was acting as the chief marketing officer for the …