As of April 1, 2020, Employment Development Department has directed employees that have exhausted CA Paid Sick Leave under the Healthy Family Act, Federal Paid Sick Time, and/or Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion to file either Unemployment or State disability depending on the employee circumstances. Not sure what you can and can't do? Click the link below to download the CA Covid 19 Playbook.
The credit we love to hate and hate to love. This is the 3 part credit addressing employees and the various reasons they could miss work due to Covid 19. Employees can get sick leave for themselves, caring for others, and/or due to school closures for child care purposes. This is a protected leave! The perk of the FFCRA is the 100% tax credit the employer will receive for providing the protected leave to employees. The FFCRA is set to expire 12/31/20.
Workers Comp Audits are required annually to ensure you have appropriate coverage for the amount of wages issued during the policy period. Businesses are required to maintain workers comp for all employees. The auditor will provide you a detailed list of required items that must be provided. Depending on how you setup your policy and the insurance company requirements, this audit can be in person, by phone, or electronic submission.
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Employer must fall under one of two categories:
1. Business is fully or partially suspended by government order due to COVID-19 during the calendar quarter.
2. Employers gross receipts/revenue are below 50% of the comparable quarter in 2019. Once gross receipts go above 80% of a comparable quarter, they no longer qualify after the end of that quarter.
3. Did you receive SBA funding like the Payroll Protection Plan?
Employee Retention Credit: The amount of the credit is 50% of qualifying wages paid up to $10,000 in total. Wages paid after March 12, 2020 and before January 1, 2021, are eligible for the credit. A portion of the cost of employer provided health care are included in the credit.
CA employees have the option to use available paid time off during shelter-in-place order, but are not required. The Federal Paid Sick Time and Paid Family Medical Leave Expansion are separate from PTO already in place. Visit DIR for more information
Not licensed sub contractors are considered Statutory Employees and are required to have state payroll taxes withheld. Even if the subcontractor is considered a separate business by Federal standards.
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Final check requirements vary by state and circumstance. Contact our office for details about your state.
Ever feel like your business is so small you don't have to provide payroll?
The IRS and State Employment Agencies disagree.
Employment classification audits are on the rise costing employers thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest.