A “full-time employee” includes any employee who normally works at least 30 hours per week, other than any “field employee.” A “field employee” is any “employee whose primary job responsibilities are at temporary job site(s), and who does not report to the employer’s home office or other permanent job location.” The employee count is based on the average number of full-time employees on the payroll during the most recent three-month period. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Bay Area Employers Must Provide Commuter Benefits by September 30th, 2014
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San Francisco Bay employers with 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (“Air District”) were required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees as of yesterday. Violators are subject to civil penalties for the enforcement of air pollution control laws under the California Health and Safety Code, including penalties up to $10,000 per day. Employers may register online at https://commuterbenefits.511.org/. … [Read more...] about The San Francisco Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Starts Today!
Brian Silver, a Napa lawyer, owns three buildings in the city and couldn’t afford the $500,000 cost to retrofit them, he told the newspaper. Now there is a hole in the wall of his law office and a parked car was crushed by falling brick. Both the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco and an earlier Napa earthquake nearly 15 years ago did only minor damage, he noted. … [Read more...] about Worst quake in decades hits San Francisco Bay area; law firms, at least one courthouse damaged
A 2014 Bay Area Council Poll found overwhelming support among residents for installation of new antennae, cell towers and fiber optic cables in their city. According to over 1,000 residents surveyed, a whopping 74 percent say it’s time to upgrade and modernize communications systems to ensure faster mobile and Internet services. Such widespread support isn’t surprising — a majority of residents rely on their smartphones for everyday tasks and 42 percent have ditched their landlines. These survey results have been released at a pivotal time, as local government officials are currently developing policies regarding communication network upgrades and competition in the mobile marketplace is rising with the entrance of new technology companies. … [Read more...] about San Francisco Bay Area Residents Want More Wireless Towers
Moreover, many analysts are predicting the Graton casino could even negatively impact two major casinos in the Sacramento area some 100 miles to the east: Thunder Valley near Roseville and Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson. A recent financial offering circular for a casino in a rural section of Amador County (which also is home to the Jackson Rancheria) was recently withdrawn, and several gaming experts suggested that the potential financial impact of the Graton project probably contributed to the failure of that financing. … [Read more...] about The Graton Godzilla Casino Invades San Francisco Bay