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Governor Declines to Delay Minimum Wage Hike Scheduled for 2021

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he won’t delay the minimum wage increase scheduled to begin on January 1, 2021. While acknowledging that current...

Conditions Right for Delay in Minimum Wage Increase

The 2016 legislation setting up the schedule to increase the minimum wage, SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco), enabled the Governor to postpone by a...

Remote Workers May Be Subject to Local Wage, Sick Leave Ordinances

If our work site is located in an area where only the California minimum wage rate applies, but due to COVID-19, some of our...

July 1 Local Minimum Wage Hikes Don’t Change Exempt Salary Test

A local minimum wage applies to our nonexempt employees. When the minimum wage increases on July 1, does that mean the salary test for...

Local Ordinance Changes in Minimum Wage and More Coming July 1

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more. On July...

Payroll Tax Deduction, Exempt Classification Rates Will Rise in 2018

For 2018, the Social Security Administration announced that the Social Security taxable wage base will rise by $1,500—from $127,200 to $128,700 maximum taxable earnings. In...

LA Demands $1.45 Million Penalty for Violation of Local Minimum Wage Law

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and the city’s Office of Wage Standards (OWS) announced this week that they are demanding $1.45 million in...

July 1 Brings Changes to Local Ordinances

Throughout California, local cities and counties are passing ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks, employee scheduling and more. Minimum Wage...

Local Ordinances Add Variety to Minimum Wage Requirements

We have employees working a few hours a week in multiple cities and counties. The hours vary so much that we decided to just...

Some Local Minimum Wage Increases to Take Effect July 1

Although the next increase in the California minimum wage is still six months away, a number of local minimum wage hikes are set to...

Employment Law Recap: Busy April

Significant amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations took effect April 1; lawmakers approved an historic hike to the state minimum...

Minimum Wage Hike Becomes Law; Overview of Implications for Employers

California is the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour statewide. Employers need to prepare...

Minimum Wage Job Killer Goes to Governor

The Legislature this week passed SB 3 (Leno; D-San Francisco), a job killer bill that will increase the minimum wage in California to $15...

CalChamber Joins Coalition to Oppose Costly Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined a broad coalition of retailers, farmers, parents and small business owners that have organized a campaign committee—California...

CalChamber Takes Positions on Upcoming Initiatives

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently took positions on the following initiatives proposed for the November 2016 ballot. Drug Pricing Oppose: California Drug...