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Jan 31, 2017

Happy W-2 Time

OCCAPA does not hold a January meeting. The first 2017 meeting will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017. Please check back again to see our 2017 Events Page and Calendar. See you in 2017

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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

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

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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Jan 14, 2017

California 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. For any employer who employs 26 or more employees, the minimum wage will increase as follows: Effective […]

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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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