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

  • LAPFCA Legislative Report – July 2021

    • The California State Legislature has crossed the midway point of the 2021 Legislative Session. Legislators had until June 4th to move sponsored legislation out of their house of origin. Bills that did not clear that hurdle must be shelved for the year. Read the legislative bills and LAPFCA’s related stances here.
  • LAPFCA Legislative Update – March 2021

    • The bill introduction period for the 2021 Legislative Session concluded on February 19th. Read the legislative bills and LAPFCA’s related stances here.
  • LAPFCA 2020 End of Year Legislative Report

    • Despite the challenges faced in 2020, LAPFCA succeeded in many legislative areas. Learn how LAPFCA advocated for its member contractors by reading this report.