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.

November 17, 2020

2020 Year-End Retirement Plan Tasks for Employers

Check 2020 contributions and 2021 limits, and in CA, know your new CalSavers requirements. It’s that time of year again — time to look ahead to your year-end retirement plan tasks as well as upcoming changes for retirement plans.  Plan Contributions Make sure all 2020 contributions are made by December 31, including employee deferrals, employer …

New California Employment Laws Effective January 1, 2021

To help you stay compliant, here’s a list of the new laws. Like most years, 2021 will bring its share of employment-related law changes that California employers should be aware of to stay in compliance. To help you keep track, we’ve listed the new laws below. All take effect January 1, 2021, unless otherwise stated. …

November 16, 2020

Year-End Payroll Checklist

Stay on top of your year-end payroll to set your organization up for success in 2021. Year-end is a very busy time for payroll teams, and it can become very chaotic if employers don’t prepare properly. To help you make this the most wonderful time of the year instead of the most dreaded, here is …

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 …

April 2, 2020

CARES Act: How It Impacts Unemployment Benefits

Part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law on March 27, 2020, includes an increase in unemployment benefits for impacted employees. The CARES Act will allow impacted employees to receive an additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits in addition to their state unemployment benefits. This additional …

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