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CBR Joins in Honoring Our Veterans for Pat’s Run 2018

Training is in full swing for Pat’s Run, coming up April 21, 2018! It is a great opportunity to recognize the service of our American military men and women, and to support The Tillman Foundation as they empower veterans to become leaders in the public and private sectors, committed to service beyond self. CBR knows [...]

IRS Reduces 2018 Family Contribution Limit for HSAs

On March 5, the IRS released Internal Revenue Bulletin 2018-10 announcing that the maximum annual limit for families contributing to a health savings account (HSAs) has been reduced from $6,900 to $6,850. This change is effective immediately, so certain taxpayers may need to adjust their HSA contributions for 2018—or face excise taxes and penalties if [...]

7 Critical Steps Employers Should Take to Avoid Workplace Harassment Claims in the “#MeToo” Era

In recent months, numerous prominent individuals—ranging from politicians to celebrities to business executives—have stepped down from positions of power after being publicly accused of sexual harassment or other forms of misconduct. As a growing number of victims have come forward with their allegations, a heightened awareness of what constitutes harassment and how to avoid it [...]

What Should Employers and HR Professionals Know About Tax Reform?

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act—the most substantial reform of the U.S. tax code in over 30 years. This new law, which went into effect on January 1, carries significant changes to both individual and business taxation. As taxpayers across the country scramble to understand the [...]

The Top HR Trends Employers Should Know About in 2018

The world of Human Resources is constantly evolving, and each new year ushers in new laws and trends that impact the workplace. For employers and HR professionals, it is crucial to keep abreast of these changes and understand how they affect an organization’s ability to build and manage a successful workforce. Several trends defined HR [...]

These 5 New Laws Will Impact California Employers Starting in 2018—Is Your Organization Ready to Comply?

In recent months, the California Legislature has been busy enacting a series of new laws designed to enhance the rights of employees. From an attempt to narrow the gender wage gap to protections for immigrant workers, these laws—which will go into effect on January 1, 2018—will impose new requirements on public and private sector employers [...]

Employee Filed a Workers’ Comp Claim? Here are 5 Tips for Avoiding Retaliation Lawsuits

Workers’ compensation claims often result in staggering costs for employers, including the costs of escalating rates for workers’ comp insurance. As a result, employers may develop negative feelings toward the employees who file claims, and may even be tempted to fire, demote, or otherwise punish them—particularly if their job performance had already been faltering. However, [...]

The DACA Program is Ending—Here are Some Do’s and Don’ts for Employers

On September 5, the Trump Administration announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was enacted in 2012 by former President Obama. Beneficiaries of DACA—also known as “Dreamers”—encompass approximately 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors. Assuming that they met certain requirements relating to [...]

Is Your Employee Handbook Up to Snuff?

During former President Obama’s eight years in office, his administration advanced a strong pro-union, pro-worker agenda. Although the federal government is shifting to a more business-friendly approach under President Trump, change is gradual and employers must remain aware of the recent enforcement priorities of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which has been particularly critical [...]

USCIS Releases Mandatory New Form I-9

On July 17, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an updated version of the Form I-9, which employers must use to verify that new hires are legally authorized to work in the United States. Employers will be required to begin using this new form, which has a revision date of 07/17/17 N, by September [...]