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Oct 9, 2019

California Payroll Conference

Join us October 9th through 11th 2019 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina for this year’s three day conference.  We have an exciting line-up of new topics including critical payroll statutory updates, hot new trends in payroll best practices, and the ever evolving world of global payroll.

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Oct 17, 2019

October Chapter Meeting: Technology is Driving an Unstoppable Shift to On-Demand Pay is CANCELLED

We apologize and regret that our October Chapter Meeting is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  We look forward to seeing everyone in our November Chapter Meeting, Thursday 11/21/2019 3pm – 5pm at Care Ambulance, Orange. 
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Oct 30, 2019

Preparing for Year End and 2020

This seminar addresses the complex compliance issues of year-end, including the latest changes in legislation and regulations that affect the close of one year and the beginning of the next.

• Learn how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will continue to impact your organization
• Understand the redesigned 2020 Form W-4

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Nov 21, 2019

November Chapter Meeting: Year End Updates

Speaker:  Jim Hart is a shareholder in the Irvine office of Littler Mendelson, the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in employment and labor law matters. Jim has specific expertise with:

  • Class action and wage and hour laws and regulations, including those that cover classification, overtime, off-the-clock, and meal and rest policies and the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA)
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What's New

Oct 31, 2017

401(k) Contribution Limit Increases to $18,500 for 2018

The IRS has announced the cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limits on the benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans, as well as other items for tax year 2018. The dollar limit on employee elective deferrals to 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) plans increases to $18,500 (up from $18,000) and the limit on catch-up contributions for individuals age 50 or over remains unchanged at $6,000.

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Oct 31, 2017

Social Security Wage Base Up to $128,700 for 2018

On October 13, the SSA announced that the 2018 social security wage base will be $128,700, an increase of $1,500 from $127,200 in 2017. All covered wages are still subject to the 1.45% Medicare tax. The maximum social security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2018 is $7,979.40, an increase of $93 from $7,886.40 in 2017.

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Oct 08, 2017

USCIS Releases Revised Form I-9, Instructions

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and updated the Instructions for Form I-9. Employers must begin using the new version (dated July 17, 2017) by September 18, 2017.

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Sep 17, 2017

APA Helps Stop California Student Loan Garnishment Bill

In a win for APA, a California bill (S.B. 16) that would have tied student loan garnishment calculations to state and local minimum wage rates was voted down in a state Assembly vote of 38 to 24 in June, although the bill sponsor was given leave to try again later in this session to get the bill passed. APA’s lobbying effort began last February when it informed the Legislature that the proposed calculation method was inherently unfair to California residents.

 

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Sep 10, 2017

California, Virgin Islands Apply for Benefit Cost Rate Add-on Waiver

California and the Virgin Islands have applied to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for a Benefit Cost Rate (BCR; sometimes referred to as Benefit Cost Ratio) add-on waiver by the, deadline. California and the Virgin Islands are on the DOL’s updated list of potential Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) credit reduction states for 2017 [DOL, Potential 2017 Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Credit Reductions, rev. July 2017].

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Sep 04, 2017

Court Invalidates DOL’s Overtime Rule

Following up on its preliminary order issued last November, a Texas federal district court has ruled that the DOL’s rule, which would have increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt “white collar” employees from $455 to $913 per week, is invalid.

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