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Sep 15, 2018

CPP North America Fall 2018 Exam

The CPP is an advanced credential for those with payroll knowledge and experience.
Certification Exam Application
A Certified Payroll Professional candidate must complete an application to take the CPP exam. The APA’s Certification Department must approve the application before the candidate can register for the exam. The APA’s CPP Committee reserves the right to audit applications to verify applicant eligibility.

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Dec 12, 2018

Bring Your Boss to our December Chapter Breakfast Meeting: Year End Updates

The #1 Mid-Market Human Capital Management SolutionPlease note a Wednesday date

Speaker: Jim Hart, Littler 

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What's New

Apr 16, 2014

California, Paid Family Leave, expanded

Effective 7-1-14, the paid family leave (PFL) program is expanded to include time off to care for a seriously ill grandparent, sibling, or parent-in-law. Currently, the PFL program provides up to six weeks of wage replacement benefits to employees who take time off from work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, parent, domestic […]

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Apr 16, 2014

USCIS Creates Form I-90 Employee Information Sheet

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has developed a Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet that employers can offer to new employees as an easy reference for their questions on Form I- 9. It was created in direct response to employees’ feedback.  The new one page Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet responds to common questions and […]

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Apr 16, 2014

Supreme Court Says Severance Payments Are FICA Taxable Wages

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that severance payments are taxable wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act. Read a comment on the decision by APA’s tax counsel. U.S. v. Quality Stores, Inc. — APA, Payroll Currently, April 2014 Issue. 

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Mar 24, 2014

Minimum Wage Increased for Federal Contractors

Minimum Wage Increased by Executive Order for Many Federal Contractors.  President Obama has issued an Executive Order establishing an hourly minimum wage of $10.10 ($4.90 for tipped employees) applicable to federal contractors and subcontractors for contracts solicited on or after January 1, 2015.

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Feb 25, 2014

Educational Outreach

On January 29, 2014, our very own Denise Jacques, President of the OCCAPA was a Guest Speaker at Irvine Valley College.  This was part of our educational outreach to promote the goals of the APA and the goals of our chapter.

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