Employer Deadline For Health Care Reporting Forms Extended

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is extending the deadline for employers to provide certain 2017 Affordable Care Act reporting forms to employees from January 31 to March 2. Employers must provide Form 1095-B, Health Coverage, or Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage, by the new deadline. The deadline for forms 1094-B, 1095-B, 1094-C and 1095-C remains unchanged: February 28 if filed by mail, or April 2 if filed electronically.


Upcoming Seminar On New California Workplace Laws

On January 16, the Greater Harbor Area Employer Advisory Council and the California Employment Development Department are hosting a seminar on new California workplace laws, including: job applicant salary history; sexual harassment prevention training; the Gender Recognition Act; immigration workplace enforcement; the Parental Leave Act; and the “ban the box” policy, which removes questions about criminal convictions from initial employment applications. 7 a.m., The Grand Long Beach, 4101 E. Willow St. Click here for more information.


Harbor Commission Meeting Tonight

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is meeting tonight to vote on a number of contracts and agreements, including an extension of a memorandum of understanding allowing for joint initiatives with the Panama Canal Authority. Other items on the agenda include: adopting a job order contracting policy; various contracts for the Middle Harbor Redevelopment Project, including a $152.4 million contract and $219.7 million budget for an intermodal railyard; adopting a $4.35 million budget for a bike path; and providing $1.335 million in grant funds to Total Transportation Services. The board meets at 6 p.m., 4801 Airport Plaza Dr. Click here for the full agenda.


Tonight’s City Council Meeting Canceled

Tonight’s (January 2) city council meeting is canceled. The council reconvenes on January 9 to consider enacting a temporary 180-day moratorium on issuing any permit for the commercial sale of recreational marijuana, as well as other items. City officials plan to draft a document outlining the best practices for marijuana industry regulation during this time. Click here for the full meeting agenda.


Scott Apel Named CSULB’s Vice President Of Administration And Finance

California State University, Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley appointed Scott Apel to vice president of administration and finance. Apel is the school’s former associate vice president of human resources management. His new role includes serving as the chief financial officer, as well as advising senior level administrators on issues ranging from fiscal planning to oversight of the university police department.


Linda Alexander Named Executive Director Of Immaculate Heart Community

Linda Alexander, who has served for more than three years as the executive director of The Nonprofit Partnership, has accepted a position as the executive director of the Immaculate Heart Community, an organization that advocates for social and economic justice and is committed to building relations in society to foster human development.


Assistance League Honors Local Philanthropist

Rick Rackers Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach has named philanthropist Lynne Pillsbury as its 2018 “Woman of the Year.” Pillsbury has been involved with various Long Beach organizations, including the Cancer League, Junior League and the Ronald McDonald House. Rick Rackers, a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the lives of children, will honor her at its annual Woman of the Year luncheon on February 2. To purchase tickets, contact Oscar Reyes at Oscar@ALLB.org or at 562/627-5650.