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  • Delaware minimum wage to increase
  • California announces new electronic payment options; future penalties
  • New Jersey enacts tax amnesty bill
  • Pennsylvania raises the minimum wage for some to $15 by 2024
Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security
  • GAO: Observations on the use and cost of Social Security cards
  • SSA extends attorney advisor program for another year


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Delaware minimum wage to increase

The minimum wage in Delaware will increase to $8.75 on October 1 2018, and to $9.25 on October 1, 2019. In addition, effective January 1, 2019, the law allows a training minimum wage and a youth wage that is not more than $0.50 less than the minimum wage rate. The training wage can be paid to employees 18 years or older in the first 90 days of employment. The youth wage applies to employees who are under 18 years of age.

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California announces new electronic payment options; future penalties

California has announced two new electronic payments options and is also reminding employers on upcoming penalties for non-compliance.

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New Jersey enacts tax amnesty bill

Enacted legislation requires the New Jersey Division of Taxation to establish a 90-day state tax amnesty period that ends no later than January 15, 2019. The Legislature had previously passed a bill requiring a six-month amnesty period that had to end by December 31, 2018. However, Gov. Phil Murphy conditionally vetoed the bill and signed it into law after the Legislature concurred with the Governor's recommendations.

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Pennsylvania raises the minimum wage for some to $15 by 2024

The Governor of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on June 28 signed an executive order that increases pay for employees under the governor's jurisdiction to no less than $12 an hour on July 1, 2018 and raises the wage by 50 cents a year until reaching at least $15 per hour in 2024. The executive order increases the wage floor for state workers. In addition, the order also covers employees of state contractors, those that lease property to the commonwealth, and employees that perform direct services to the commonwealth or spend at least 20% of their working time on ancillary services related to the contract or lease.

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Unemployment Insurance Reports with Social Security

GAO: Observations on the use and cost of Social Security cards

The SSA has issued about 500 million SSNs and cards since the first design of the SSN and card in 1936. The agency provides a card to each individual when it issues an SSN, as required by law, and also issues replacement cards upon request. Concerns about costs and identity security in an increasingly paperless society have raised the question of whether a paper SSN card is still needed. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) was asked to examine the use of the card. Recent testimony by the GAO focused on (1) federal requirements for individuals to present an SSN card; (2) stakeholder views on the purposes for which the cards are used; and (3) potential implications of eliminating SSN cards and developing alternative approaches.

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SSA extends attorney advisor program for another year

The SSA is extending its rule authorizing attorney advisors to conduct certain prehearing procedures and issue fully favorable decisions for an additional year. The current rule will expire on August 3, 2018. In the final rule, the agency is extending the sunset date to August 2, 2019. No other substantive changes have been made.

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Payroll and Unemployment Insurance NetNews is a current summary of federal and state employment laws and regulations, compliance issues, and other topics related to proper handling of day to day workplace matters. This timely information comes from the Payroll Management Guide and Unemployment Insurance Reporter with Social Security.

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