The State of California minimum wage increases to $13.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12.00 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees on January 1, 2020. 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 $13.00 per hour (or $12.00 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. REMINDER: The deadline to submit is March 1, 2020. Requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Public Charge Rule Info, Resources - Key Information You Need to Know
The federal government is scheduled to make changes to the “public charge test" on October 15. It is used by immigration officials to decide if someone can come to the U.S. as an immigrant, or if they can get a green card (lawful permanent resident or “LPR” status). In this test, officials look at all of a person’s circumstances, including income, employment, health, education or skills, family situation and whether a sponsor signed a contract (“affidavit of support”) promising to support the person.
The changes mean officials will also see if an immigrant uses Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT or Food Stamps”), Federal Public Housing and Section 8 assistance, cash assistance (like SSI, TANF, and General Assistance), and Medicaid.
Read the entire newsletter from ARCA that has links to a simple flow chart, directory of resources as well as a number of useful fact sheets: https://mailchi.mp/arcanet/public-charge-rule-does-it-apply-to-you?e=655901e2a9
- Read the entire newsletter from ARCA that has links to a simple flow chart, directory of resources as well as a number of useful fact sheets