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Recent Minimum Wage Announcements - October 2022

The following states or localities have recently announced new minimum wage increases. State or Locality Minimum Wage Rate Minimum Tipped Cash Wage ...

Dept. of Labor proposes new independent contractor test

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a proposed rule that would change the test for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and rescind and replace the current 2021 rule. Click here for more details. Next ...

Federal contractor minimum wage increase announced

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has announced increases to the minimum wages that federal contractors covered under Executive Orders (EO) 13658 and 14026 must pay its employees who are performing work on or in connection with certain covered federal contracts.   The ...

IRS announces 2023 benefit plan contribution limits

On Oct. 18, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced via Revenue Procedure 2022-38 the dollar limitation for 2023 on employee salary reductions for contributions to health flexible spending accounts; the monthly limitation regarding the aggregate fringe benefit exclusion amount for ...

Social Security wage base for 2023 announced

On Oct. 13, 2022, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the 2023 wage base. The annual wage base limit is the maximum amount of employee wages that are subject to the social security tax for the calendar year. The Details: The 2023 social security wage base will be $160,200, ...

Use current I-9 for now; remote inspection allowed through July

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that employers should continue using the current Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) until further notice. Separately, the DHS announced that employers will be allowed to inspect Form I-9 documents remotely in certain situations ...

California adds employment protections for off-duty cannabis use

California has enacted legislation (Assembly Bill 2188) that prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals because of their use of cannabis while off duty. Assembly Bill 2188 takes effect on Jan. 1, 2024. The Details: Effective Jan. 1, 2024, California employers are ...

California expands CalSavers/Retirement Plan requirement to all employers

California has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 1126) that requires employers with four or fewer employees to either register with CalSavers or offer a qualifying employer-sponsored retirement plan by December 31, 2025. Larger employers are already subject to the requirement. The ...

California modifies garnishment maximum withholding amount

California has enacted Senate Bill 1477 which modifies the maximum amount of an individual’s disposable earnings subject to levy when required to enforce a money judgment. The Details: Effective September 1, 2023,  the maximum amount of disposable earnings of a judgment debtor for ...

California to require bereavement leave

California has enacted legislation (Assembly Bill 1949) that will require employers with five or more employees to offer bereavement leave. Assembly Bill 1949 takes effect Jan. 1, 2023. The Details: Eligible employees are entitled to use up to five days of bereavement leave upon the death ...

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