January 2, 2020
Effective January 1, 2020, the minimum wage rate for Florida increases to $8.56, up from $8.46. If a pay period spans the two years, the wages paid for the days in 2020 must be at the higher rate. The 24 other states increasing minimum wage on 01/01/2020 are:
Federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour and states without a separate, set minimum are subject to the U.S. Standard. There are four other states that have minimum wage rates higher than the U.S. requirement, but their rates remain unchanged for 2020 (Hawaii, Nebraska, Rhode Island and West Virginia). Please also note that dozens of cities and counties have also raised their minimum wages beyond the state and federal levels, so employers must check local requirements as well.
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a five-week extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) on Wednesday, July 1. The House action follows the Senate’s approval of a five-week extension on Tuesday night. The bill will now be sent to President Trump who is expected to sign it into law.
It’s hard to believe that we are already into July. Even with the deadline for filing your return and making a payment (if you owe) being extended to July 15, 2020, it still seemed like it came upon us fast. With only a few weeks left, be sure to get any final documents to us and answer any outstanding communications immediately.
New gardeners have come out of the woodwork this year, looking to create a sustainable food supply in their own backyards. Of course, not everyone has the space or the time to create a full-on outdoor garden. So, why not start small…and indoors?