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    Friday, December 07, 2018
    When economists and editorialists speak in worried tones about America’s “skills gap,” they’re referring to the mounting number of jobs that require some degree of technical know-how and the relative dearth of qualified candidates to fill them. For Traci Tapani, the phenomenon is no mere abstraction. It’s a potential company killer. “What we’ve started to see — and we started seeing this a ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) discussing the new sexual harassment prevention training requirements that will have an impact on virtually every business in the state and all those businesses’ employees and supervisors. In the FAQs, the DFEH has clarified that the law requires that all employees be trained during ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training, Member News
    Thursday, December 06, 2018
    Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the minimum wage for California employers with 25 or less employees increases from $10.50 to $11.00. Employers with 26 or more employees will see the minimum wage increase from $11 to $12. The state minimum wage will reach $15 by 2022. Once the minimum wage reaches $15 per hour for all businesses, wages could then be increased each year up to 3.5 percent (rounded to the ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
    Source:  Los Angeles Times,By JAMES RUFUS KOREN Workers at architecture firm and general contractor Walker Workshop have planned and built high-end homes from Long Island to the Hollywood Hills. But planning for retirement and building savings is another story. Like many small business, the 16-employee Los Angeles company doesn’t offer a pension or 401(k) plan. Starting in January, though, ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training
    Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Eligible employees should take advantage of the health flexible spending arrangement in 2019. The Internal Revenue Service is reminding eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2019. FSAs allow employees to use tax-free dollars to pay medical expenses not covered by other health plans. ...read more
    Categories: Legislative and Advocacy, Business Training
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    The Institute of Applied Research at California State University San Bernardino is partnering with the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) in an effort to map California’s Defense Supply Chain for the purpose of identifying the communities, businesses, and workers that may be affected by changes in defense spending. California-based employers that do ...read more
    Categories: Business Training, Chamber News, Legislative and Advocacy
    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    The U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County/Inland Empire District Office is proud to announce it is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.   Since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the outstanding achievements of America’s small businesses for their contributions to their local ...read more
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