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2019 California State Minimum Wage Increases

Effective January 1, 2019, the following minimum hourly wages will be in effect for the State of California: Employers with 26 or more employees: $12.00 Employers with 25 or fewer employees: $11.00 Rate (Jan. 1) 26 Employees or More 25 Employees or Less 2019 $12.00 $11.00 2020 $13.00 $12.00 Exempt Employee Minimum Salary The yearly […]

Social Security Payroll Tax Deduction Rate Increase for 2018

Maximum Table Earnings Increase According to the Social Security Administration, for 2018 the Social Security taxable wage base will increase from $127,200 to $128,700 maximum taxable earnings, an increase of $1,500. FICA and Social Security Rates to Remain the Same However, The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax rate of 7.65% will remain the same […]

Newly Revised Form I-9. Deadline September 18th.

The USCIS (United States Citizenship & Immigration Services) released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17. Download instructions are available on the Form I-9 page. Employers can use this revised version or continue using Form I-9 with a revision date of 11/14/16 N through Sept. 17. September 18th is the Deadline On Sept. 18, employers must […]

July 1, 2017 – New minimum wages, including Emeryville, Los Angeles

According to the city of Emeryville website, “The minimum wage rate will be $14.00 per hour for Small Businesses and $15.20 per hour for Large Businesses, effective July 1, 2017. These rates will increase annually with Large Business minimum wage rates adjusting annually for inflation every July 1 based on the annual increase in the local consumer […]

IRS warns of W-2 scam targeting HR and payroll departments

The IRS and state tax agencies have issued a warning for a W-2 email scam targeting employer HR and payroll departments. Overview – W-2 Email Scam The IRS and state tax agencies are warning employers about an email scam that is making its way across the nation for a second time. The scam uses a […]

New Form I-9 – Deadline January 22nd

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a newly revised Employment Verification Form in an effort to reduce errors and enhance form completion using a computer. Form I-9 is used for verifying employment authorization in the US, and is required by federal immigration law for each new employee hired. As part of […]

Federal Salary Minimum Threshold Placed on Hold

Federal Salary Minimum Threshold Placed on Hold. On November 22nd, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules, which were scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016. The judge ruled that the Department of Labor (DOL) likely overstepped […]

New FLSA overtime ruling for exempt employees

If you have salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually after Dec. 1st, those employees will be eligible for OT pay.  Will you be affected? WATCH INTRO Are you aware? On May 18th, 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule updating overtime regulations was announced. The ruling changed the minimum salary exemption threshold to $47,476, which […]

2018 California Minimum Wage Table

On January 1st, 2018 the minimum wage in the state of California will increased from $10.50 to $11.00 an hour for employers with 26 or more employees. The minimum wage for employers with 25 or less employees will increase to $10.50. There are some employees who are exempt from the minimum wage law, such as outside […]