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Healthcare reform and Employer Shared Responsibility Rules

The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending letters to employers who owe a penalty under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) §4980H Employer Shared Responsibility Rules for benefits provided in 2015.

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Introducing the California Business and Industrial Alliance

As reported in this column back in March 2015, California’s Private Attorney General Act (“PAGA”) provides an avenue for employees to enforce their rights under the Labor Code. Since that time, the number of PAGA lawsuits has dramatically increased.

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2018 tax reform laws have arrived; here’s what to expect

by Jason Harrel and Darren J. Pluth
Calone and Harrel Law Group, LLP

The Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), and it was signed into law by President Trump.

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Buying more affordable than renting in most of nation … barely

A recent report shows that buying may be cheaper than renting in many counties across the U.S. Locally, renting is still more affordable than buying.

ATTOM Data Solutions, a national property database curator, recently released a report detailing housing affordability in 447 counties across the country. It is more affordable to buy a home in fifty-four percent of those counties than to rent.

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Lodi hospital awarded stroke certification

Adventist Health Lodi Memorial has joined the ranks of care organizations that provide the best in stroke care.

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Lathrop woman enters plea on Brown Sand embezzlement

Jana Marie Bolter, of Lathrop, pleaded guilty to felony charges of grand theft on Jan. 9 in San Joaquin County Superior Court.

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Nguyen enters guilty plea to embezzlement charges

After a postponement pending discovery in November, Mimi Nguyen, former executive director for the Miracle Mile Improvement District in Stockton, entered a plea of guilty to felony grand theft embezzlement.

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Stockton kicks off Restaurant Week

Stockton Restaurant Week kicks off Jan. 19 with 30 different restaurants participating in the event.


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Opportunity Stanislaus and Prime Shine launch Best Places to Work

Looking for a new job? You’d probably like to work for a good company.

Opportunity Stanislaus has partnered with Prime Shine to help answer the question, “what companies in the Central Valley are best to work for?”

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Carnegie Arts Center to exhibit 80 pieces through March

What better way to celebrate the Central Valley than to exhibit photos that highlight life in this area?

The Carnegie Arts Center will be doing just that with an upcoming exhibit entitled Valley Focus. Eighty photo pieces by 50 photographers will be on display from Jan. 17 to Mar. 18.

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