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2018 California State Minimum Wage Increases

On January 1st, 2018, California’s state minimum wage increased for employers. Please note that several localities have also implemented minimum wage rates that differ the state minimum (above). In 2016, bill SB 3 was signed to gradually increase the minimum wage in California to $15 per hour by 2022. The action made California the first state Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

Federal Overtime Rule’s Effect on the Hospitality Industry

The Fair Labor Standard Act’s new overtime rules will go into effect at the December 1st, 2016. Managing and comparing overtime costs and employee time cards can be particularly difficult when many employees work non-traditional hours such as early morning, late night and graveyard shifts, typical in the hospitality industry. This federal law will affect Read More

California Labor Law Posters Expiring April 1st, 2016

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council has adopted amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulation that will take effect on April 1, 2016. Employers with five or more employees are required to post the amended notice on its premises, in conspicuous places where employees are employed, which provides information on the Read More

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