Getting to Know the California Fair Pay Act

Updated: as of 2017, race and ethnicity are now added as protected categories. As of 2018, it covers public employers and Section 432.3 has been clarified Last October, California Governor Jerry Brown effectively closed a major loophole in past legislation by signing the California Fair Pay Act. The Act, designed to close the wage gap…
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Understanding Form 1094-C

This year companies with over 50 full-time equivalent employees are on the hook to prove compliance with the ACA’s Employer Mandate, or face penalties (even those with 50-99 FTEs that aren’t subject to penalties this year still need to file). If your company is considered a large employer under the ACA, you’re probably using a…
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Posted in Benefits
Form 1095-C: Employee Questions Answered

2015 marks the first year applicable organizations are required by law to file Forms 1094-C and 1095-C. As a result, many employers have spent the bulk of their time huddled away in offices learning the ins and outs of each form to ensure year-end filings meet the Internal Revenue Service’s requirements (IRS). But, just as…
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SENTRIC PRESIDENT MIKE MAGGS NAMED A PITTSBURGH SMART 50 WINNER

Winners Honored for Strengthening the Region, Contributing to its Economic Success Pittsburgh, Pa. – December 1, 2015 – Sentric® President Mike Maggs has once again been honored, this time as a member of the Pittsburgh Smart 50 class of 2015. The awards, presented by Smart Business magazine, honors 50 of the region’s top leaders based…
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Taxing Matters: SUI Rates Explained

State Unemployment Insurance (SUI) taxes are kind of a big deal. States maintain a trust fund from which they pay unemployment compensation benefits to claimants. This trust fund comes from the unemployment compensation tax paid by employers on a quarterly basis. Every year, the states adjust the individual tax rates that employers pay based on…
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Taxing Matters: The Top 5 Employer Tax Publications

  Here are five resources you can answer pressing employer tax questions quickly and efficiently: Publication 583 – Starting a Business and Keeping Records Starting your business can be an exciting time, but it’s incredibly important to start it off on the right foot, especially in the tax arena. Publication 583 can help guide you…
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