New Year – New Tax Notices!

New Year – New Tax Notices! Happy 2019! New Year – new notices! I’m sure you know that W2’s must be distributed to your employees no later than January 31st. But, did you know there is another required notice, with the same month end deadline? The Earned Income Tax Notice

Minimum Wage Changes – Are You Ready?

The minimum wage is changing, are you ready? Year-end is upon us, and that means that 2019 is ever closer.  New year, new minimum wage. The state of California, among numerous states, cities and counties, will raise their minimum wage rate in January. A quick overview follows: Location If you

Major CA Upset In Independent Contractor Rules

05/08/18 CA Supremes Upset Independent Contractor Guidelines Are you thinking that the great graphic designer you just found will be an Independent Contractor with your company? Think again. We’ve all heard of them, companies that have few, or no employees at all – they only use independent contractors.  The thinking

Ban the Box Laws

Found a great candidate … with a blemish on their criminal record.  Giving them a lifeline is the right thing to do, and the law. Both California’s statewide law, and LA’s Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO), are in response to the Ban the Box movement that has been

Salary History – Just Say No

So, how much do you want? Well, how much is the job? Well, how much do you want? Age old questions when you are sitting across from a candidate. You don’t want to pay more than is required, and the candidate wants to be paid as much salary as possible.

Imputed Income? Wait….What?!

Imputed Income.  What, never heard of it – well, the IRS thinks you should already know. Generally speaking, imputing income is a process that is triggered by taxable, non-cash compensation. In English, that generally means a company paid benefit, other than cash. Imputed income is an animal of the IRS.

But Wait – I Only Have 3 Employees!

Yes there are minimums – but the numbers might surprise you.   General rule of thumb: an employer of one is the same as an employer of many. Yes, there are minimums for a number of labor laws – but the numbers might surprise you. Here are some of the