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California Enacts Individual Mandate for 2020

On June 28, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a state budget for 2019-2020 that establishes a state individual mandate, effective Jan. 1, 2020. This state-based individual mandate will require California residents to maintain acceptable health coverage or pay a penalty, beginning in 2020. This new mandate was

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California Sexual Harassment Training Extended

California Cleans up Sexual Harassment Training

On August 30, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed clean-up legislation (S.B. 778) clarifying the state’s sexual harassment prevention training and education law, particularly when mandatory training must be completed. The legislation was introduced February 26, 2019, and took immediate effect. Why a Clean-Up Bill? CA A.B. 1825, enacted in September

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ACA Affordability 2020

ACA Play or Pay: Affordability percentage for 2020

On July 22, 2019, the IRS announced that the affordability percentage under the Affordable Care Act’s play or pay rules will decrease to 9.78 percent for 2020 plan years. This is a decrease from 9.86 percent for 2019 plan years. By way of background, the ACA’s employer shared responsibility provision – often called the

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