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Reminder: Employers Required to E-File Paperwork with Employment Development Department

With the compliance date rapidly approaching, the California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers that beginning January 1, 2017, employers with 10 or more employees will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD). This requirement will expand to all employers beginning January […]

Dec 8 2016 - Reporting Requirements - HRWatchdog Read More »


San José’s New Scheduling Ordinance

On November 8, 2016, the voters of San José passed an ordinance that requires employers to provide hours to existing employees before they hire new employees. Before hiring new employees, including through a staffing or temporary agency, employers must offer additional hours to existing employees who, in the employers’ good faith and reasonable judgment, have […]

Dec 7 2016 - Hiring - Erika Pickles Read More »


California’s Upcoming Minimum Wage Increase – Review Your Practices

On January 1, 2017, California’s minimum wage increases to $10.50 per hour for businesses with 26 or more employees. Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees will continue to pay the current minimum wage of $10 per hour. The increase for larger businesses is a result of SB 3, a bill that will increase the […]

Dec 5 2016 - Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog Read More »


More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issues

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is currently considering two different sets of proposed regulations. The FEHC is proposing regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions that impose new burdens on employers. The FEHC also is proposing regulations to specifically address protections for transgender persons, including restroom-related protections. […]

Dec 1 2016 - Discrimination, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »


Corrected: New 2017 Exempt Classification Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician or surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2017. DIR released initial rates on October 5 but later corrected these rates after the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics released a revision […]

Nov 30 2016 - Exempt/Nonexempt - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »