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Feb 7, 2016

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2016 OCCAPA Membership Registration

OCCAPA tracks memberships on a calendar year basis.

Jan.1 – Dec. 31
$70 Individual – National Non Member
$60 – Individual – National Member with Member ID #

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Feb 18, 2016

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February Chapter Meeting: 2016 State and Federal Labor Law Update

Speaker: Daphne Ames, California Employers Association

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Mar 26, 2016

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Registration for the FPC/CPP Spring Exams 2016

Registration for the FPC/CPP spring exams are now open! Show how knowledgeable you are in payroll by signing up to take the test.  Exam Windows – Northern Americas – Spring 2016 – Mar 26 – Apr 23, 2016 – registration opens 1/19/16

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Jan 17, 2016

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2016 State Unemployment Insurance Taxable Wage Bases

State unemployment insurance taxes are based on a percentage of the taxable wages an employer pays. The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) requires that each state’s taxable wage base must at least equal the FUTA wage base of $7,000 per employee, although most states’ wage bases exceed the required amount.

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Jan 17, 2016

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IRS Extends ACA Reporting Due Dates

This notice is relevant to organizations who are considered an Applicable Large Employer (ALE) – employing 50 or more full-time U.S. employees, including full-time equivalents – as defined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

On December 28, 2015 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-4 extending the Form 1094-C and 1095-C due dates for both furnishing to individuals and filing with the IRS.

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Jan 17, 2016

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2016 Supplemental Wage Tax Rates

Employees are often paid special or irregular types of payments in addition to their regular wages, such as overtime pay, bonuses, and commissions. These payments are classified as “supplemental wages” and are often taxed at a flat rate for federal and state income tax withholding.

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Jan 17, 2016

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2016 California Minimum Wage

Although there are some exceptions, almost all employees in California must be paid the minimum wage as required by state law. Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage in California is $10.00 per hour.

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Jan 17, 2016

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Legislative Updates

  • Qualified Transportation Fringes for 2016 are as follows; $255 per month for “qualified parking” (up from $250 in 2015) and $130 per month for “transportation in a commuter highway vehicle and any transit pass” (unchanged from 2015).
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Jan 17, 2016

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Legislative Changes – CA

State Disability Insurance (SDI)

The 2016 SDI tax rate, which includes Disability Insurance (DI) is 0.9 percent (0.09).
The SDI taxable wage limit is $106,742 per employee, per year. This results in a maximum SDI tax withholding of $960.68 per employee per year.

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Jan 17, 2016

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Legislative Changes – CA

Unemployment Insurance (UI)

The UI taxable wage limit for 2016 is $7,000 per employee, per year.
The UI tax rate for new employers is 3.4% (.034) for up to three years.

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Jan 17, 2016

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Employer Reporting: Final 2015 Instructions and Forms Issued

Employers with at least 50 full-time employees (“FTEs”) (including full-time equivalent employees) in the prior calendar year (referred to as Applicable Large Employers (“ALEs”)) must comply with new reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) beginning with calendar year 2015.
Recently, the final Forms 1094-C and 1095-C were issued along with instructions.

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