Category: Compensation

CalChamber-Opposed Bill Threatens California Companies with More Penalties and Litigation
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CalChamber-Opposed Bill Threatens California Companies with More Penalties and Litigation

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that exposes businesses to high penalties and litigation by expanding the scope of prohibited non-compete agreements is expected to…

IRS Announces 2024 Mileage Rates
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IRS Announces 2024 Mileage Rates

On December 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a slight increase in the 2024 optional standard mileage rates for business use (as this rate…

Late Payment of Wages
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Late Payment of Wages: Per Worker Penalty Escalates with 2nd Violation

Our payroll company had some issues a couple of weeks ago, and, as a result, we ended up paying our employees seven days after the…

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday
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Posted in Compensation Overtime

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

This Sunday, November 5, most people will enjoy the extra hour of rest as daylight saving time officially ends at 2 a.m. — but there…

2024 Social Security, CA SDI Taxable Wage Base
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2024 Social Security, CA SDI Taxable Wage Base, Withholding Rates

Employers should know about two new taxable wage base updates for 2024. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that, for 2024, the maximum amount of earnings…

Licensed Physicians Rates
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Posted in Compensation Minimum Wage

New 2024 Computer Professionals, Licensed Physicians Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced 2024 rates (effective January 1, 2024) for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physicians and surgeons…

New Employment Laws Starting in 2024
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Posted in Compensation COVID-19 (Coronavirus) General Posters and Notices Time Off Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

New Employment Laws Starting in 2024

This year’s legislative session ended with a flurry and, as usual, hundreds of bills were sent to California Governor Newsom’s desk, many of which impact…

Reporting Time Pay: When It’s Owed Depends on Circumstances
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Reporting Time Pay: When It’s Owed Depends on Circumstances

My employee showed up for her shift in the wrong safety equipment, then later went home sick after clocking in for 30 minutes. Do I…

Employers Responsible for Employees’ Business Expenses Incurred During Stay-At-Home Orders
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Employers Responsible for Employees’ Business Expenses Incurred During Stay-At-Home Orders

A recent Court of Appeal held that although government COVID-19 mandates required remote work arrangements, employers are still responsible for reimbursements of business expenses that…

Pay
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No Pay Secrecy; Bona Fide Factors OK to Justify Pay Differences

We recently gave only one of our employees a merit-based raise after an excellent performance review and asked that employee not to tell others. The…