August 2023



California SB 1159 quarterly reminder: It's the law. What do you need to do?

As a reminder, on Sept. 17, 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 1159, concerning workers’ compensation, the coronavirus (COVID-19) and critical workers. This new law added sections (§3212.86-3212.88) of the CA Labor Code, codifying the Executive Order signed by Gov. Newsom on May 6, 2020, and expanding the “rebuttable presumption of compensability ” for certain employees who test positive for COVID-19.

How Can I Address These Conversations?

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently issued decisions that are sparking intense debate around the country. As a result, employers may see more employees express their views on these rulings in the workplace and engage in heated political discussions and activity. Here are some guidelines to consider to help you prepare for these situations.

Job offers: Do’s and Don’ts

Once you are ready to hire a candidate, extending a compelling job offer can impact the likelihood of acceptance and whether the employment relationship gets started on the right foot. Here are some do's and don'ts to help you navigate extending a job offer:

Automatic extension period for certain employment authorizations increased

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the automatic extension period for certain employment authorizations and employment authorization documents (EADs) has been temporarily increased from 180 days to 540 days. The extension period is provided to certain renewal applicants to help prevent gaps in employment authorization due to delays in processing.

Safety activation resources in ADP TotalSource

We are excited to announce the availability of Safety Activation resources in ADP TotalSource. The Safety Activation page provides you with convenient, online access to resources that enable you to build safety into your company culture.

New and improved Qualifying Life Event process

Great news: Starting June 1, the ADP TotalSource® Qualifying Life Event (QLE) process has gone through an upgrade. Now, if you submit a QLE, ADP TotalSource has a new feature walk you through the process and guide you on what information you need to enter. In addition, you will have immediate access to your new benefits plan options and costs. Read more about the new, improved QLE service experience.

Independence Day bank holiday and payroll schedule

ADP TotalSource® would like to remind you that The Federal Reserve and ADP offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day.

Juneteenth bank holiday and payroll schedulee

ADP TotalSource® would like to remind you that The Federal Reserve and ADP offices will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.

How to address poor hygiene in the workplace

Few situations are as uncomfortable for an employer as talking with an employee about their personal hygiene. Still, poor hygiene can have a negative effect on clients and co-workers, and hygiene concerns should be addressed carefully. The following are some guidelines for addressing personal hygiene issues with an employee.

ADP TotalSource info on important California Time and Labor issues

You talked. We listened.


You’ve told us navigating California’s Time and Labor management (TLM) compliance is of the utmost importance to you. Below is information on three key items related to California TLM: Meal period requirements, auto-deduct meals and meal rounding.

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