The State of California minimum wage increases to $12.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $11.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2019. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has been allocated additional funds by the Legislature for dissemination to service providers to meet the increased minimum wage mandate. It is important to note that the funds allocated by DDS are solely to meet a service provider's costs to increase employee/staff wages to $12.00 per hour (or $11.00 per hour based on the number of employees) and the associated mandated costs (i.e. Social Security, Medicare and workers’ compensation). Please click on the link below to read the letter from DDS, then click on the Workbook link to complete your request for a rate adjustment. SPECIAL NOTE: Only one rate adjustment request per workbook. You must submit one workbook for each vendor number. If a vendor number has multiple rates that are impacted by the minimum wage increase, you must submit one workbook for each sub-code rate. REMINDER: The deadline to submit is March 1, 2019. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Attend a CalABLE Launch Event in December
CalABLE is launching in December.
CalABLE is a savings and investment plan enabling individuals with disabilities to save for the future without jeopardizing their public disability benefits.
As part of their launch activities, they will be holding two kickoff events with California State Treasurer John Chiang and some of their community partners and CalABLE enrolles - one in Northern California and one in Southern California.
Join them to learn more about the program, meet Treasurer Chiang and CalABLE staff, and chat with community advocates. They hope that the many stakeholders and potential participants who have been on this journey with them as they've developed CalABLE will join them to mark this occasion.
Details are as follows:
December 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
December 19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation
Loyola Law School
919 Albany Street
Burns Lounge, Fritz B. Burns Academic Center
Los Angeles, CA 90015
To RSVP, visit calable.ca.gov.
For more information, contact Carrie Fisher Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.