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2024 IRS Mileage Rates

On December 14, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the 2024 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2024, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: […]

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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 employment law. Now that the dust has settled, the ink is dry and the Governor’s October 14 deadline has passed, here’s a quick look at some of the new labor and employment laws that

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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 employment law. Now that the dust has settled, the ink is dry and the Governor’s October 14 deadline has passed, here’s a quick look at some of the new labor and employment laws that

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A Quick Reminder From P•A•S Associates Regarding Time Off For Voting!

With a general election quickly approaching on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, we wanted to remind you of a few important requirements. Employers are required to provide up to two hours of paid time off to vote if an employee does not have sufficient time outside of work hours to do so. Polling places are open from

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California law gives workers 5 days of leave for reproductive loss

California workers can take five days off for reproductive loss under a new law. SB 848, which was signed Tuesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, takes effect Jan. 1. The law expands the state’s protected leave and defines “reproductive loss” as a failed adoption, failed surrogacy, miscarriage, stillbirth or unsuccessful assisted reproduction experienced by the employee or their

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Revised California Criminal History Regulations Start October 1

In July 2023, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) approved revised regulations relating to the use of criminal history in employment decisions under California’s Fair Chance Act. After the Office of Administrative Law reviews and approves the regulations, they’re set to take effect on October 1, 2023. Employers should look at their criminal background check procedures

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School’s Back, COVID’s Rising … Here’s a Quick Refresher for Employers

Sadly, Eris is not the name of the new Taylor Swift album ― it’s the latest dominant coronavirus subvariant infecting people across the country. As of the first week of September, Eris (or EG.5) is responsible for 21.5 percent of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and

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California’s 2024 Minimum Wage Increases to $16 Per Hour

On Monday, July 31, the California Department of Finance Director Joe Stephenshaw officially certified that beginning January 1, 2024, California’s minimum wage will increase from $15.50 per hour to $16 per hour for all employers, regardless of size. Per California’s Labor Code, once the state’s minimum wage reaches $15 per hour — which already has occurred, as

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USCIS To Publish Revised Form I-9

On Aug. 1, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will publish a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (PDF, 899.28 KB). Among the improvements to the form is a checkbox employers enrolled in E-Verify can use to indicate they remotely examined identity and employment authorization documents under an alternative procedure authorized by the Department of

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Minimum Wage Rate Increases

While many California cities and counties increase their local minimum wage rates at the start of each year, several localities implement their local minimum wage rate increases midyear. Effective July 1, 2023, these localities will increase their minimum wage to: Alameda: $16.52/hour; Berkeley: $18.07/hour; Emeryville: $18.67/hour; Fremont: $16.80/hour; Los Angeles City: $16.78/hour; Los Angeles County

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