February 10, 2015

Termination Steps
Termination of employment, whether voluntary or involuntary, can be one of the most stressful events an employer faces. Depending on the reason for the termination, employees may have different rights, and employers may have different responsibilities...

February 6, 2015

It is said that moving is as traumatic as a divorce! Whether it is or not, there are certain common sense guidelines we like to share with our clients about moving; moving the facility, changing office assignments or just “moving things around.”

1. There is a tendency f...

February 5, 2015

You may not expect an emergency or natural disaster to occur in the workplace, but it is important to be prepared because dangerous situations can strike at any time and with little or no warning. OSHA regulations require that almost every business develop an emergency...

February 1, 2015

Granite Insurance Brokers Alert

We are pleased to announce that Blue Shield and Sutter Health have signed a new two-year agreement effective February 1, 2015. This means that Sutter hospitals and doctors will continue to be participating providers in the Blue Shield net...

January 29, 2015

Granite Insurance Alert

Have you prepared your OSHA 300A Form to be posted by February 1, 2015 yet? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that all employers who are required to maintain the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses...

January 27, 2015

New Standard Mileage Rates and Transportation Benefit Tax Changes

The 2015 optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business purposes is now in effect. Separately, a new law retroactively increases the 2014 mon...

January 20, 2015

Granite Insurance Brokers Received the Following Alert from Blue Shield of California:

Blue Shield terminates agreement with Sutter Health

Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health have been engaged in discussions on rates and terms for all Blue Shield plan types (HMO,...

January 19, 2015

Granite Insurance Brokers Invites you to:

Preparing for the Human Resources Challenges in 2015

Wednesday, January 21 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific

Thursday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific

ThinkHR’s Laura Kerekes will provide HR practitioners with updates on the changes in the empl...

January 6, 2015

New Year, New Laws

For California employers, the start of 2015 brings with it the need to begin complying with many new and expanded laws that the California legislature passed in 2014.  Several of the most important provisions for employers are discussed below.

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