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California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Hiring entities with 500 or more employees nationwide, and a public or private entity that employs health care providers or emergency responders who excluded such employees from emergency paid sick leave under the federal Families First Coronavirus...
02 November 2020

News, 2020 Updates, COVID-19 Updates

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020 to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act includes the following provisions for certain public employers, and private employers with fewer than 500...
02 November 2020

News, 2020 Updates, COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement

The following summarizes the “COVID-19 RETURN TO WORK AGREEMENT WITH DGA, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA AND TEAMSTERS/BASIC CRAFTS” provisions and payment terms. 
23 October 2020

News, Budgets, 2020 Updates

What Productions Should Know About Harassment Prevention Requirements

As a result of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements – which shone a particularly bright spotlight on the entertainment industry – some states and localities responded with sexual harassment training requirements.
21 September 2020

News, 2020 Updates

I-9 Policy Changes

Employers are required to complete an employee’s Form I-9 within three days of their first day of work.  To account for the fact that many individuals cannot currently renew their driver’s licenses or state ID cards due to stay-at-home orders, the...
28 May 2020

News, 2020 Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Work Sharing and Unemployment Insurance

In some states, employees have the option to apply for state specific unemployment insurance or employee work sharing benefits due to a reduction in work hours.
26 March 2020

News, 2020 Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Employer Tax Credits

Covered employers qualify for dollar-for-dollar reimbursement through tax credits for all qualifying wages paid under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act). Qualifying wages are those paid to an employee who takes leave under the Act for...
26 March 2020

News, 2020 Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Unemployment Insurance Resources and FAQs for Employees

As the COVID-19 situation evolves and productions slow down, go remote, and even stop in some cases, we continue to receive questions about unemployment insurance benefits.
26 March 2020

News, 2020 Updates, COVID-19 Updates

Changes to MPIPHP Contribution Rates

New contribution rates to take effect March 22, 2020.
17 February 2020

News, 2020 Updates

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Updates for 2020

For budgeting purposes, you should assume a 0.6% FUTA rate on the first $7,000 in wages for all states unless you will be working in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), in which case, you should assume a 3.3% rate.
07 January 2020

News, Budgets, 2020 Updates