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Dec 14, 2023

Updates to 2024 California Employment Law

Speaker: Leah E. Peterson, Attorney at Law, advises and represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims.

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Dec 15, 2023

Voting for our 2024 -2026 OCCAPA Board Members

Voting for the OCCAPA’s  new board of directors will be from 12/15 – 12/31. Please make sure to vote.

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Jan 18, 2024

No January 2024 Zoom Chapter Meeting

**Best of luck with 2023 Year-end!!!!** January 2024 – No Meeting

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What's New

Nov 18, 2023

California Expands Paid Sick Leave in 2024

Effective January 1, 2024, employees in California will be entitled to additional paid sick leave (PSL). The amount of PSL that an employee can take in one year will increase: the use cap will increase to 40 hours or five days in a year from 24 hours or three days in a year [S.B. 616, L. 2023].

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Nov 18, 2023

IRS Announces 2024 COLAs for Transportation Fringes, FSA Deferrals

For 2024, the amounts that may be excluded from gross income for employer-provided qualified transportation fringe benefits and qualified parking increase to $315 per month ($300 in 2023).

For plan years beginning in 2024, the dollar limitation for voluntary employee salary reductions for contributions to health FSAs increases to $3,200 ($3,050 in 2023). For cafeteria plans that permit the carryover of unused amounts, the maximum carryover amount increases to $640 ($610 in 2023).

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Nov 18, 2023

IRS Announces 2024 Retirement Plan Contribution, Benefit Limit

The IRS announced the changes to the dollar limits on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans, as well as other items, for tax year 2024 [Notice 2023-75, 11-1-23].

IRC §415, which provides for dollar limits on benefits and contributions under qualified retirement plans, requires that the IRS annually adjust these limits for cost-of-living changes. The IRC also requires various other amounts to be adjusted at the same time and in the same manner as these dollar limits.

The limitation on the exclusion for elective deferrals under §402(g)(1) (e.g., §401(k) and §403(b) plans) increases to $23,000 (from $22,500).

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Oct 23, 2023

OCSS Releases Revised IWO and Instructions

The Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) released a revised version of the income withholding order for support form (IWO) and its instructions with no substantial changes [OCSS, AT-23-13, 10-5-23]. The revised IWO expires August […]

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Oct 23, 2023

Wage Base Increases to $168,600 for 2024

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced on Thursday, October 12, that the 2024 social security wage base will be $168,600, which is an increase of $8,400 from $160,200 in 2023 […]

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Aug 15, 2023

California Minimum Wage Increase to $16 Per Hour Starting January 1, 2024

California’s Director of Finance has officially endorsed a minimum wage increase to $16 per hour for all California employers starting January 1, 2024, following an annual review by the Department of Finance. This review evaluates inflation’s impact and aligns with state Labor Code criteria. The adjustment also raises the base salary requirement for employees classified under “white collar” exemptions, necessitating a fixed salary of at least twice the state minimum wage for full-time work. Read more at aalrr.com 

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May 10, 2023

American Payroll Association is now PayrollOrg

As of May 2, 2023, the American Payroll Association and the Global Payroll Management Institute have combined to become PayrollOrg (https://payroll.org). Read more about the rebrand here: https://www.payroll.org/rebranding-faq

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