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Feb 1, 2017

2017 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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Mar 16, 2017

 

Apr 20, 2017

April Chapter Meeting: Retirement Plan Options for Small Businesses

Speaker: Thuy Pham, EBSA. Thuy joined the Employee Benefits Security Administration, Los Angeles Regional Office of the U. S. Department of Labor in 2009 as a Benefits Advisor for the Outreach and Educational Assistance Unit, and provides technical assistance to employers, plan administrators, and participants regarding ERISA benefit and compliance issues.

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May 18, 2017

May Chapter Meeting: Child Support Orders

Speaker: Saida Lopez, Department of Child Support Services

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Jun 14, 2017

June Chapter Breakfast Meeting: Health Care Compliance Issues You Need to Know About

Speaker: Marilyn Monahan, Monahan Law Office. Marilyn A. Monahan is the owner of the Monahan Law Office in Marina del Rey. Marilyn focuses her practice on advising employers, health plans, and consultants on compliance with employee benefit and insurance laws, including ERISA, ACA, HIPAA, and COBRA.

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What's New

Jan 14, 2017

Business Standard Mileage Rate Decreases to 53.5¢ in 2017

The IRS has announced that the business standard mileage rate for transportation expenses paid or incurred beginning January 1, 2017, will be 53.5 cents per mile, down 0.5 cents from the 54 cents-per-mile rate in effect during 2016 [Notice 2016-79, released 12-13-16].

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Jan 14, 2017

USCIS Publishes New Form I-9 and Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released the new Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated November 14, 2016) by January 22, 2017.

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Jan 14, 2017

Employers Should Start Planning for Upcoming Minimum Wage and Minimum Salary Increases

Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 3, raising California’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by 2022 (“SB 3”). Increases to the minimum wage begin January 1, 2017, when the minimum wage will rise to $10.50 per hour with increases scheduled through 2022. – See more at: http://aalrr.com/publications/alerts/qp/california-employers-should-start-planning-for-upcoming-minimum-wage-and-mi#sthash.pbP38aXO.dpuf

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Dec 08, 2016

Year End Check List

Audit, Audit, Audit (Employee Addresses, Social Security #s, W-4s)
Prepare Holiday Schedule for 2017
Prepare Payroll Schedule for 2017, keeping in mind Bank & Company Holidays (attach a copy to last paycheck for all employees)

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Dec 08, 2016

6 Tips for Payroll Employees to Improve Productivity

If you find yourself consistently facing a deluge of data, with several payroll reports due in a short amount of time, there’s a better strategy than wishing for more time or habitually working overtime. The optimal approach is to boost your productivity at work.

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Dec 08, 2016

Taxable Gifts and Awards

Employers cannot give gifts to employees. IRC 102 (c) (1) (“Subsection (a) shall not exclude from gross income any amount transferred by or for an employer to, or for the benefit of, an employee.”)

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