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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

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 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

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