Legislative Updates

Updated March 22, 2021


Most Recent: Legislative Update


Financial Updates

  • COVID Relief Bill: Changes to PPP Loans and New Lending Terms

    • Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are underway since the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which contains the Economic Aid Act, on December 27, 2020. Click the link above to read PPP loan updates and modifications and its tax treatment changes.


  • FFCRA Sick Leave: 2021 Payroll Tax Credit

    • The required FFCRA leave ended on December 31, 2020, but employers can still claim its tax credit until March 31, 2021. This incentive is only applicable to employers who voluntarily provide FFCRA leave to their employees.


Employment Rules and Regulations

  • DIR Employer Required Postings

    • All employers in the State of California are required to notify their employees of certain rights and/or obligations, such as posting some safety and health guidelines in areas easily accessible to employees.
  • 2021 Minimum Wage Increase

    • Under California law, the state’s minimum wage will increase on January 1, 2021, to $14 per hour for employers with 26 employees or more and $13 per hour for employers with 25 employees or less.


  • New California Employment Laws Summary

    • Since January 1, 2021, California employment laws related to COVID-19, the California Family Rights Act, and equal pay reporting have taken effect statewide.


  • New Employer Regulations for 2021

    • The state of California passed several new pieces of legislation that have either recently gone into effect or will take effect on January 1, 2021. They will impact nearly all employers and affect how they handle COVID-19 related issues, leaves of absence, workers’ classification, discrimination disputes, arbitration agreements, union relations, and other issues.


Legislation Summaries and Information





Legislative Resources