California releases 2020 employer’s guide
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

California releases 2020 employer’s guide

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

California has released its 2020 employer’s guide. Among other things the guide has all the 2020 withholding tables. Other highlights include:

Electronic Reporting and Payment Requirement: All employers must electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD). For more information, visit the e-file and e-pay mandate and related noncompliance penalties ( or refer to page 49.

e-Services for Business: Employers can file, pay, and manage their employer payroll tax account online. For more information, visit e-Services for Business ( or refer to page 50.

State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES): Employers and third-party administrators can elect to electronically receive and respond to the EDD Notice of Unemployment Insurance Claim Filed (DE 1101CZ) using SIDES. For more information, visit SIDES ( New Employee Registry (NER): All employers are required by law to report all newly hired or rehired employees to the NER within 20 days of their start-of-work date. For more information, visit NER FAQs( or refer to page 53.

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