November Wellbeing

When it comes to wellbeing, employers often find themselves challenged by how to approach a shift from a traditional wellness model to a comprehensive and holistic program that supports the whole person. Below you’ll find this week’s curated list of wellbeing resources.  Feel free to share these resources, as appropriate, with your team. Have a …

November Wellbeing Read More »

Ventura County Moves to Red Tier

Moving Into Tier Two – The Red Tier: What Restrictions Have Been Lifted As of Tuesday, October 6, 2020, COVID-19 stats continue to improve in Ventura County which has allowed our county, and other counties in California, to move into the less-restrictive Red Tier/Tier Two, under the restrictions set in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. …

Ventura County Moves to Red Tier Read More »

Barkley Joins Alera

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you! As of April 1, 2020, Barkley Risk Management & Insurance is now a part of the Alera Group. Why are we so excited? Being a part of the Alera Group gives us the opportunity to give back to our clients even more! Who is Alera? …

Barkley Joins Alera Read More »

Community Resources

Community. What does it mean? com·mu·ni·ty: 1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. 2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. Has anyone else felt even closer to their community despite having to shelter in place? …

Community Resources Read More »

COVID-19 Resources

The health and safety of our clients and partners is our top priority as well as the continued success of your company and our communities. We have put together a thoughtful list of some important resources to assist you during these trying times of the Coronavirus outbreak. We will update and release more information as …

COVID-19 Resources Read More »

New I-9 Form

Good Afternoon, Please see below for an important update from our friends at HRBIZZ on the new I-9 Form. Today, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released an updated form I-9 that is effective January 31, 2020.  While USCIS is allowing employers a three-month grace period, during which the old form (dated 07/17/2017) may be used, we recommend using …

New I-9 Form Read More »

OSHA Increases Fines for 2020

2020 is here, which means new rules and regulations are in store.  OSHA is no exception.  Just as we have seen in the past, our friends at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have increased their fine amounts for 2020.  Lucky us! The new maximum civil penalty is $13,494. That’s a $234 increase from last year, …

OSHA Increases Fines for 2020 Read More »

OSHA 300 Logs

It’s Time to Post Your OSHA 300 Logs Did you know? The #1 thing OSHA looks at when determining and conducting an inspection is your OSHA 300 Log. The OSHA 300 Log is part of a federal requirement pertaining to safety in the workplace.  Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep …

OSHA 300 Logs Read More »

New 2020 W4 Form

Important News – IRS Releases New W4 Form for 2020 The IRS has just released an updated W-4 form to be used effective 01/01/2020 (download the new form below).  All new employees hired as of January 1, 2020 must complete this new version on the form.  Current employees are not required to complete a new form unless …

New 2020 W4 Form Read More »

Construction Risks

The AGC/FMI 2019 Risk Management Survey was recently released and covers the top-rated Construction Industry risks of 2019 as well as the most expected risks the industry faces in 2020. In addition to the risks the industry faces, construction companies were surveyed on best ways to mitigate these risks. To read the full report, please …

Construction Risks Read More »

California’s AB 5

What you need to know about this new law on independent contractor classifications

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update – What You Need To Know The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is all over the news and is a clear cause for concern globally.  As the situation evolves, it is important to know the facts and stay up-to-date on the latest information.  You and your employees may have questions and concerns on the …

Coronavirus Update Read More »