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California Payroll Guide

California Payroll Guide gives payroll professionals guidance on what steps to take to comply with California laws and regulations governing payroll. Extensive coverage is given to the payroll implications of California's unique wage and hour laws and how to handle the different types of compensation offered to employees with regard to California income tax, unemployment insurance, and disability insurance.

Detailed information is provided regarding California's rules on computing and paying payroll taxes, how to handle garnishments and other deductions, workers' compensation insurance and what records must be kept, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of the direct deposit of employees' wages. In addition to explaining the unique wage and hour laws in detail, California Payroll Guide is replete with examples that illustrate necessary calculations and includes tips and solutions about how employers handle California's requirements.

Note: Online subscriptions are for three-month periods.

Pages 780
Last Updated 04/03/2020
Update Frequency Annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9781543824384
SKU 10083231-7777
Publish Frequency Annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
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About The Experts

Highlights to the 2020 Edition include: 

  • On September 18, 2019, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law. The law expands the use of the “ABC test” to determine if workers in California are employees or independent contractors
  • On January 1, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service implemented a new Form W4 for income tax withholding purposes. California allows the Form W4 to be used for personal income tax withholding purposes unless marital status is different from federal .
  • California's 2020 minimum wage and meals or lodging limits.
  • Updates to the 2020 minimum wage requirements for the cities of San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, and Emeryville, and for computer professionals, and licensed physicians and surgeons.
  • Senate Bill 3 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), increasing the minimum wage to $13.00 per hour on January 1, 2020, for businesses with 26 or more employees, and providing for further rises each year until the minimum wage reaches $15.00 per hour in 2022. The bill also recognizes the contributions of small businesses—those with 25 or fewer employees—to California's economy and allows additional time for these employers to phase in the increases .
  • Minimum and maximum temporary total disability rates for 2020 .
  • Important due dates for holder reporting on abandoned wages.
  • Updated examples on how to calculate regular rate of pay for overtime premium rates and clarification on the definition of “workweek” and “workday”.
  • For the City of San Francisco employers, gross receipts tax and payroll expense tax 2019 updates.
  • San Francisco's Health Care Security Ordinance 2020 Expenditure Rates.
  • Updated daily interest factors per period for calculating the interest due on delinquent amounts.
  • The Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) suspended the exemption for qualified moving expenses from federal taxation through the year 2025. (Under the TCJA, Armed Forces personnel who transfer are exempted from this Act.) The Employment Development Department sets the rules regarding taxability of qualified moving expenses. For personal income tax, unemployment insurance, employment training tax, and state disability insurance purposes, the values of qualified moving expenses are not reportable under Section 13009.5 of the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC), provided it is reasonable to believe expenses are deductible by the employee pursuant to the CUIC and Sections 132 and 217 of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Updated Publication DE 44, California Employer’s Guide 2020, California Withholding Schedules for 2020, and Exhibits