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Wide Variety of Perks to Entice Employees

  Tech companies are leading the way with company perks. Here’s an chart from the 2015 – 2016 Employee Experience Benchmarking Report. Please fill out this form to be notified when the 2016-2017 survey opens. Interested in having Sequoia conduct a...

San Francisco Mandates Fully Paid Parental Leave

Background On 4/5/2016, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a new measure requiring San Francisco employers with 20+ employees to cover 45% of the cost of parental leave for up to 6 weeks.  If the legislation is passed, it will apply to employees who work...

San Francisco Minimum Wage Plan

Pursuant to Proposition J, San Francisco’s minimum wage is set to increase according to the following schedule:   Effective Date Minimum Wage Rate 5/1/2015 $12.25 7/1/2016 $13.00 7/1/2017 $14.00 7/1/2018 $15.00   Additional Information For additional...

New York State Minimum Wage Plan

On 4/4/2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the 2016 to 2017 New York State Budget, which includes a gradual increase in the minimum wage to ultimately $15 per hour.  The effective dates of the minimum wage rates depend on where the employee works and the size...

New York State Mandates Paid Family Leave

Background On 4/4/2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a state-wide paid family leave act that will require employers to provide eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of paid, job-protected leave to (1) care for a new child (including adopted and foster...

Santa Monica Paid Sick Leave

Santa Monica is the first municipality in Southern California to enact its own sick leave legislation, which will become effective on 7/1/2016.  The ordinance generally applies to all employees as long as they work at least two hours a week in the city.  All hotel...