Important 2017 Employment Changes:

State Minimum Wage: $10.50 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees.  $10.00 per hour for those with 25 or less employees.  Cities throughout the state have higher minimum wages.  Consult local ordinances if employees regularly work in cities outside Sonoma or Napa Counties.  Note, exempt employees for employers with 26 or more employees […]

More Hoops: EDD Wants Employers to Report AB 1513 Safe Harbor Payments For All Past Quarters

Employers who paid safe harbor payments under AB 1513 are facing a new vexing, last minute challenge.  Although the payments were taxable wages to employees and former employees for the tax year 2016, the California Employment Development Department (“EDD”) recently issued a notice that employers who made these payments must report the back payments for […]

2017 DPF Unified Symposium Reception – Wednesday January 25

Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty will be hosting a reception during the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium and we would love for our Lex Vini readers to join us! DP&F Unified Reception Wednesday, January 25th 5:30-8:30pm Lucca Restaurant, 1615 J Street, Sacramento, CA (2 blocks from the Convention Center) Also stop by Booth 1714 on the […]

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As we discussed in our earlier blog post, as of January 1, 2017, TTB-licensed breweries, distilled spirits plants and wineries that owed less than $50,000 in excise taxes in 2016, and expect to owe less than $50,000 in 2017, will no longer be required to hold a bond.  TTB started off the new year by […]