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    California Payroll Guide, 2012 Edition

    ISBN-10: 1454808373
    ISBN-13: 9781454808374
    Author(s): Valerie Alexander-Bailey, Valerie Alexander-bailey
    Description: California laws, regulations, and policies present many unusual challenges forpayroll professionals, in part because California often puts groundbreakinglaws and regulations on the books well ahead of the rest of the nation.California Payroll Guide  More...
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    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
    Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
    Size: 11.25" wide x 11.50" long x 3.25" tall
    Weight: 5.632
    Language: English

    California laws, regulations, and policies present many unusual challenges forpayroll professionals, in part because California often puts groundbreakinglaws and regulations on the books well ahead of the rest of the nation.California Payroll Guide helps you understand the nuances to stay fullycompliant in California. Here are just some of the distinct topics that arecompletely covered in California Payroll Guide:Paid family leaveEZPAY your payroll tax deposit via credit cardsRestrictions on divulging Social Security NumbersRecordkeeping requirementsWhat to report on a pay statementPenaltiesIndustrial welfare commission wage ordersIndependent contractor v. employeeWaiting time penaltyPayments subject to withholdingCombined reportingHow to handle multi-state employeesSDI tax reportingChild and medical supportIn addition, California Payroll Guide provides the many forms to help youcomply with all payroll requirements:Payday noticeAnnual report of unclaimed personal propertyQuarterly adjustment formApplication for transfer of reserve accountQuarterly wage and withholding reportsAnd many more!The 2012 Edition of California Payroll Guide is designed to bring payrollprofessionals up to date on changes to California legislation, rulings,opinions, and court decisions. Highlights include:The EDD's new quarterly filing requirements began in 2011 with forms DE 9 andDE 9C to replace the DE 6 and DE 7 forms that were used to report unemploymenttax, disability tax, and personal income tax as well as related wages paid.Use of these new forms is detailed and changes made to the compliancerequirements are highlighted.California has its own understanding of who is a contractor and who is anemployee. Learn how the rules differ and why for wage and hour, unemploymentinsurance, workers' compensation, and income taxes.California is a Wage Order state. Wage and hour rules are outlined by industryin the wage orders. Understand the purpose of each Wage Order so you cancomply with the order for which your employees are covered.Step-by-step guidelines to ensure compliance with the California Division ofLabor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) on alternative workweeks.Reporting requirements for unclaimed property/wages that walk through the new"due diligence" responsibilities after a federal court injunction.An explanation of the computer software professional exemption from overtime.Up-to-date California court interpretations of meals and rest periodrequirements.Rules regarding when final paychecks are due upon voluntary and involuntaryterminations.A list and copies of the required worksite postings.Payroll checks need to be cashable in California and no bank fees are allowed.There are workarounds.Details regarding California’s position on conformity with federal rules andtaxation on benefits.Details regarding the new law AB 469 (Chapter 655, Statutes of 2011), known asthe Wage Theft Protection Act of 2011 and the provisions of the Act thatbecame effective January 1, 2012.Effective January 1, 2012, SB 459 adds Sections 226.8 and 2753 to theCalifornia Labor Code. This ultimately provides additional assessment of civilpenalties for misclassification of independent contractors.Details regarding the new requirements for employers paying commissionsbeginning January 1, 2013.

    What's Different
    Overview
    Quarterly Tax Filings and Elimination of Annual Filing
    California Continues to Step Up Payroll Audits and Using Federal Tax
    Information to Catch Compliance Failures
    California Mostly Conforms to Federal Tax Law and Now Mandates State Backup Withholding
    DLSE on the Lookout for Recordkeeping and Worksite Posting Violations
    DLSE's Position on Debit Paycards and Convenience Checks
    Payroll Checks Need to Be Cashable in California Without Bank Fees
    California Supreme Court Considers Definition of "Employer" in Liability for Unpaid Wages
    Furloughs and Salary Reductions: DLSE Rules Salary Basis Test for Exempt
    Employees Not Violated
    Alternative Work Week Requires Satisfying Tough Compliance Rules; Other Labor
    Law Updates
    California Has Cal-COBRA Provision to Support Federal COBRA Subsidy
    Temporary Service Employers Have Unique Rules to Follow
    Separate EITC Notice Is Required Apart from Federal Tax Notice
    Disability Insurance Is Mandated
    Kin Care Law, Paid Family Leave, and Unpaid Military Spouse Leave
    DE 4 Used to Claim Benefit of Military Spouses Residency Relief Act
    Special Timing Rules for Paying Employees
    Workers' Compensation Is Privatized
    Collection of Unclaimed Wages
    Rules for Meal and Rest Periods Improved, but Still Troublesome
    Garnishment Allowed in 2012 for Elder, Dependent Adult Financial Abuse
    More Holidays Are Observed in California
    California Concerned About Privacy of Employees
    2012 Minimum Wage
    When a Business Closes
    New Hire Reporting
    Mandatory Pay Stub Information
    Doctrine of "Peculiar Risk"
    Travel Time Can Hold Liabilities for Employers
    California Recognizes Domestic Partners and Same-Sex Marriages Performed on or After June 16, 2008, but Before November 5, 2008
    San Francisco's Mandated Commuter Benefits, Paid Sick Leave, Health Care, and Other Matters
    New Wage Theft Protection Act of 2011
    New SB 459 Willful Misclassification of Independent Contractor Penalties
    Commission Payment Requirement Due January 1, 2013
    How To Pay
    Administration
    FLSA and California
    How to Track Hours Worked
    Wage and Hour Recordkeeping Requirements
    Worksite Posting Requirements
    Methods to Pay Employees
    When to Pay Employees
    Paying Terminated Employees
    Paying Deceased Employees
    Pay Statement Requirements
    Jury Duty and Time Off to Vote Requirements
    Unclaimed Wages
    What Are the Legally Challenging Areas?
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Wage And Hour
    Administration
    Discrimination Laws
    Fair Labor Standards Act Coverage
    FLSA Exemptions
    California Standards
    Minimum Wage
    Child Labor Laws
    Overtime
    Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders
    Hours Worked
    Time Off
    Meal Periods
    Rest Periods
    Travel Time
    Education and Training Time
    Make-Up Time
    Deductions
    Independent Contractor vs. Employee
    Severance Pay: Final Pay-Waiting Time Penalty
    WARN Act: Closings and Layoffs
    Other Penalties
    Alternative Workweek Arrangements/Schedules
    List of Worksite Postings
    Income Tax Withholding
    Overview: California Is a Combined Filing State
    Administration
    California Mostly Follows Federal Tax R

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