OmegaComp HR – Proud Recipient of the Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award

OmegaComp HR – Proud Recipient of the Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award

OmegaComp HR is proud the proud recipient of the Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition’s Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award. This year in May, Senator Pan hosted the Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Awards in collaboration with the California Breastfeeding Coalition and the Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition to recognize businesses that have successfully addressed workplace barriers for breastfeeding mothers. “Breastfeeding is one […]

FUTA Credit Reduction Reminder

FUTA Credit Reduction Reminder

The FUTA Credit Reduction What is it?  For-profit employers pay federal (FUTA) and state unemployment insurance (UI) taxes on wages paid. The FUTA tax rate is 6.0%, but employers receive an offsetting credit of 5.4% for payment of state UI taxes. This makes the effective FUTA tax rate 0.6 %, which applies to wages paid […]

Federal Overtime Rule has been Blocked!

Federal Overtime Rule has been Blocked!

                                      NEW FEDERAL OVERTIME RULE BLOCKED! What you need to know A federal court in Texas has blocked the implementation of the federal overtime requirements which would have been implemented as of December 1, 2016. Overview Under […]

Department of Labor Penalty Increases

Department of Labor Penalty Increases

  In November of 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act, requiring federal agencies to increase their civil penalties to account for inflation. Many agencies had not done so in more than a decade. This initial increase in rates is capped at 150 percent. Going forward, the rates will be […]

Attention! Recent Announcement from the Department of Industrial Relations

Attention! Recent Announcement from the Department of Industrial Relations

Attention! DIR Will Resume Enforcement on August 1 of the Requirement to Submit Certified Payroll Records Online The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is advising Public Works contractors and subcontractors that enforcement of the requirement to submit certified payroll records using DIR’s online system will resume on August 1. The requirement to keep certified payroll […]

Attention! New Federal Overtime Rule Coming Soon

Attention! New Federal Overtime Rule Coming Soon

  What you need to know An update to the Federal overtime requirements will mean changes to California employees, effectively raising the minimum salary levels for exempt employees. Until this change, California requirements pertaining to minimum salary levels had exceeded the Federal standard. This will change as of 12/01/16. Overview Employee categorized as exempt must […]

OmegaComp HR donates to local charity, helping a deserving kid get a new bike, helmet, and lock!

OmegaComp HR donates to local charity, helping a deserving kid get a new bike, helmet, and lock!

OmegaComp HR is proud to participate in the 50 bikes for 50 kids program. Congratulations Kaylynn Yee as our recipient for a specialized bike, helmet, and lock. “Kaylynn is an excellent student. She works hard on everything she does. She is very respectful and responsible to everyone in our school. She helps others with their […]

When is Personality More Important than Skills and Experience?

When is Personality More Important than Skills and Experience?

Interviewing Skills: Pedigree vs. Personal. As a trend, businesses are focusing on a positive work culture as a key element in recruiting. A well-established work culture serves to keep employees engaged with the workplace and can inspire employees to perform above expectations consistently. With Millennials outnumbering Boomers in the workforce and an emerging trend of Job […]

ACA Reporting Year-end Checklist for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs)

ACA Reporting Year-end Checklist for Applicable Large Employers (ALEs)

With reporting deadlines approaching for the 2015 tax year, employers of all sizes should be clear what their reporting responsibilities are. Suffice it to say that all employers who offer health care coverage will have some responsibilities to report, regardless of size. Below is a brief self-check list of topics employers can use ensure they […]

Open Enrollment and Your Health Care Choices for 2016

Open Enrollment and Your Health Care Choices for 2016

According to the 2015 Aflac Open Enrollment Survey(1),  more than half of all full time employed Americans spend little more than 30 minutes making their benefits selections during open enrollment. While demands for better benefits are on the rise, employee understanding of benefit options has stayed stagnant. In 2016, trends in benefit offerings encourage employers and […]