Financial Advisory Blog

Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog is your source for thought leadership around cloud ERP and accounting solutions and integrations. Supported by the Cloud Accounting Institute and numerous experts in cloud, finance, reporting, integration, compliance, and technology, Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog features must-read content on what’s happening in the finance industry, case studies, white papers, and much more.

October 22, 2020

AB 2257 – CA Revises and Clarifies Independent Contractor Rules (Again)

Eight months after California’s worker classification law (AB 5) was implemented, we have new rules again. On September 4, 2020, Governor Newsom signed AB 2257, a clean-up measure for AB 5 that maintains its essential framework for classifying workers but also revises and clarifies the legislation and expands the list of exempt occupations. How’d We …

October 21, 2020

New Leave-of-Absence Requirements Impact 6 million California Employers

Are you a small business with five to 19 employees based in California? It’s likely your employees have requested a leave of absence in the past, leaving you questioning your company’s legal (federal and state) responsibilities. Then upon research, you discovered a company your size is exempt from leave-of-absence requirements such as the Family Medical …

HR Alert: California Employer Duties for the Upcoming Election

California laws allow employees time off to vote on Election Day, which translates to employees being permitted to take up to two hours off work without loss of pay if they are unable to make it to the polling place during non-work hours.  This probably sounded easy when it was written, but trying to decipher …

October 20, 2020

Anti-Harassment Training Deadline Is January 1 for CA – Are You Ready?

2020 has been an unbelievable year so far, and we are still in the midst of battling COVID-19. Despite that, California employers must not lose sight of the state’s new anti-harassment and discrimination prevention training requirements. If you have not done so already, now is a good time to plan how you will meet your …

March 23, 2020

H.R. 6201: What Employers Need to Know

The information below has been updated to reflect additional details we’ve received. H.R. 6201, also known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees and covers the period from April 1 to December 31, 2020. (Have 500 or more staff? You can stop reading, it doesn’t apply to …

The Case for Timesheets When It Comes to COVID-19

Employers complying with the new COVID-19 legislation should also be getting some disaster relief. But how?  And when? Most of the questions we get are from business owners asking us how it’ll really work, and how fast.   They’re weary of reading and watching the news updates because things change daily.  They want to know what …

March 9, 2020

Coronavirus: What You Can Do to Minimize the Impact on Your Business

A lot of news is being circulated about the coronavirus (COVID-19).  As HR professionals, we’re thinking about your business and how it could be affected.  We also know you want to provide effective policies and a health-conscious environment for your employees. We’re focused, as always, on providing practical ways you can address this threat in …

February 21, 2020

How to Keep HR Risks From Disrupting Your Business

Getting sued for overtime wages, having a key employee take an unexpected leave of absence, dealing with employee grievances — many employers have learned the hard way how HR problems can disrupt a business. And dealing with these HR risks just keeps getting more and more complicated. Take payroll rules and taxes, for example. The …

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