California EDD Announces 2014 Changes to SDI

California EDD Announces Changes to State Disability Insurance The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has announced that the 2014 employee contribution rate for State Disability Insurance (SDI) will remain at 1.0%, lower than the 1.2% shown in the EDD’s May forecast. The lower rate is a function of a higher SDI Fund balance. The taxable […]

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Bill Expands Paid Family Leave Benefits for California Employees

California employees with State Disability Insurance (SDI) or Voluntary Disability Insurance (VDI) coverage may claim up to six weeks of Paid Family Leave benefits to care for a seriously ill family member. A family member is currently defined as a child, spouse, parent or registered domestic partner, but Senate Bill 770 has expanded that definition. […]

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Rhode Island Temporary Caregiver Insurance

Rhode Island will join California and New Jersey in providing income replacement for employees who must leave work to care for certain family members or bond with a new baby. Effective January 1, 2014,Temporary Caregiver Insurance will be integrated with Rhode Island’s existing Temporary Disability Insurance program. Eligible employees would be able to claim up […]

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California State Disability Insurance Fund Forecast for 2014

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has announced its May forecast for the 2014 Disability Insurance (DI) Fund, the fund from which both State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits are paid. The 2014 employee contribution rate is expected to rise to 1.2% from its current 1.0%, the maximum weekly benefit amount […]

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2013 SDI Employee Contribution Rate to Remain

Rate to Remain 1.0% Wage Base and Maximum Weekly Benefit Increased The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced that the 2013 SDI payroll tax on employee wages will remain 1.0.%. The wages on which the contribution is taken will increase to $100,880. The maximum annual cost will be $1,008.80, up from $955.85. SDI provides disability […]

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DOL’s Final Rule on Family and Medical Leave

Providing Military Family Leave and Updates to the Regulations On November 17, 2008, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule to implement the first- ever amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), signed into law by President Bush in January 2008, which provide new military family leave entitlements and to update […]

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2012 SDI Employee Contribution Rate to Drop

Rate Decreased from 1.2% to 1.0% Wage Base and Maximum Weekly Benefit Increased The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has announced that the 2012 SDI payroll tax on employee wages will be decreased from its current 1.2% to 1.0.%, effective January 1. The wages on which the contribution is taken will increase to $95,585. The […]

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2011 SDI Employee Contribution Rate to Increase

Rate Increased from 1.1% to 1.2% Wage Base and Maximum Weekly Benefit Unchanged The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has announced that the 2011 SDI payroll tax on employee wages will be increased from its current 1.1% to 1.2.%, effective January 1. The wages on which the contribution is taken will be unchanged at $93,316. […]

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2010 SDI Employee Contribution Rate to Remain

Rate To Remain 1.1% The California Employment Development Department has updated their earlier forecast from May 2009, and announced that the 2010 employee contribution rate for State Disability Insurance (SDI) will remain 1.1% instead of the earlier projection of 1.2%. The wages on which contributions are taken will increase from $90,669 to $93,316. The maximum […]

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2009 SDI Employee Contribution Rate to Increase

Rate Increased from .8% to 1.1% The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced that the 2009 SDI payroll tax on employee wages will be increased from its current .8% to 1.1.%. The wages on which the contribution is taken will also be increased from $86,698 to $90,669. These increases mean that SDI participants’ cost for […]

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