Category Archives: New Law

Emeryville Adopts Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave

On June 2, 2015 the City Council of the City of Emeryville passed its Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. According to information received from the city’s Economic Development and Housing Division Community Development Department, the new wage and … Continue reading

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AB 1322 – would make it lawful to serve alcohol in beauty salons and barber shops

Existing law makes it unlawful for any person other than a licensee of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell, manufacture, or import alcoholic beverages in the state of California. The existing law allows the serving of alcohol without … Continue reading

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DMV Issues List of Documents Needed to Obtain Immigrant Driver’s License

Today the DMV issued the Lists of Documents Required For New Driver License Under AB 60. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved proposed wording for California’s driver’s license for undocumented persons back in September of 2014. In developing the list … Continue reading

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Employers Must Implement Commuter Benefits Program by September 30th!

San Francisco Bay Area employers with 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) geographic boundaries are now required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees by September 30, 2014 in … Continue reading

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Governor Signs Bill to Help Victims of Underground Economy​

Legislation supported by the California Chamber of Commerce to assist victims of the underground economy was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on July 21, 2014. AB 1746 (Alejo; D-Salinas) expedites hearings for injured employees of employers that are illegally operating without workers’ … Continue reading

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IRS Reiterates Prohibition of and Penalty for Pre-Tax Employer Reimbursement for Health Premiums

Recently, the IRS issued a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list that reiterates earlier guidance disallowing pre-tax employer reimbursements for employee health care premiums. The FAQ also calls attention to the $100 per day, per employee penalty for non-compliance (Title 26 … Continue reading

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AB 2416 Would Allow Employees to Enforce Lien Upon Employer Property

Existing law grants specified persons, including laborers, as defined, who contribute labor, skill, or services to a work of improvement the right to record a mechanic’s lien upon the property so improved. Under existing law, when an employer fails to pay wages … Continue reading

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Small employer health coverage bill passes Senate Floor

SB 1446 receive bipartisan support; moves to the Assembly – May 27, 2014 SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This afternoon, in a 35-0 vote, the Senate passed SB 1446 (DeSaulnier) which will give small employers with non-grandfathered health insurance coverage purchased by December … Continue reading

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New Employment Credit

The New Employment Credit (NEC) is available for each taxable year beginning on or after January 1, 2014, and before January 1, 2021, to a qualified taxpayer that hires a qualified full-time employee on or after January 1, 2014, and … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Sales Use Tax Exemption

A new law beginning on July 1, 2014 allows manufacturers and certain research and developers to obtain a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases. To be eligible under this law, … Continue reading

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