2024 Employment Law Update

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Here are some of the most significant employment law updates for 2024.

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage for all California employees has again increased. For all employers, the minimum wage has increased to $16.00, regardless of the number of employees. This also means the minimum annual salary for certain exempt employees has increased to $66,560.00.

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2023 Employment Law Update

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Here are some of the most significant employment law updates for 2023.

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for all California employees has again increased. For all employers, the minimum wage has increased to $15.50, regardless of the number of employees. This also means the minimum annual salary for certain exempt employees has increased to $64,480.

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2022 Employment Law Update

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Here are some of the most significant employment law updates for 2022.

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for all California employees has increased. For employers with 26 or more employees, it has increased to $15 per hour. For employers with 25 or less employees, it has increased to $14 per hour. This also means the minimum annual salary for certain exempt employees has increased to $62,400 and $58,240, respectively.

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2021 Employment Law Update

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Here are some of the most significant employment law updates for 2021.

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage for all California employees has increased. For employers with 26 or more employees, it has increased to $14 per hour. For employers with 25 or less employees, it has increased to $13 per hour. This also means that the minimum annual salary for certain exempt employees has increased to $58,240 and $54,080, respectively.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Expanded Family Medical Leave Requirements

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] These provisions will apply from the effective date of April 2, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

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2020 Employment Law Update

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Here are some of the most significant employment law updates in the last year.

Minimum Wage
The minimum wage for all California employees has increased. For employers with 26 or more employees, it has increased to $13 per hour. For 25 or less, it has increased to $12 per hour. This also means that the minimum annual salary for certain exempt employees has increased to $54,080 and $49,920, respectively.

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Employment Law Update 2019

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Here are the most significant employment law updates in the last year.

New Employment Test – Dynamex Case

One of the most important updates in the law came as a result of the California Supreme Court’s decision in the case entitled Dynamex v. Superior Court. In that case, the Court established a new test for determining whether a worker is an employee versus an independent contractor, which the Court referred to as the ABC test.

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California Employment Law Update 2018

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Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage has increased for all employers regardless of size. For employers with 25 of fewer employees, the minimum wage increased from $10.00 per hour to $10.50 per hour. For employers with 26 or more employees, the minimum wage increased from $10.50 per hour to $11.00 per hour.

This not only affects hourly employees, but salaried employees as well. To qualify for most overtime exemptions, salaried employees must be paid at least two times the minimum wage for full time employment, meaning a yearly salary of at least $43,680.00 for small employers and $45,760.00 for larger employers.

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California’s New Minimum Wage Law – What You Should Know

California’s New Minimum Wage Law – What You Should Know

On April 4, 2016, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 3, which steadily increases the minimum wage over the next several years until it reaches $15 per hour (unless the increases are suspended in any year due to certain economic conditions).  Departing from previous practice, the new law provides for a different timetable for the minimum wage increases depending on the number of employees an employer has.  

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