New California Laws for 2023

From ASCCA Government Affairs Committee Chair, Dave Kusa:

Thanks to Jack Molodanof for compiling the new laws for 2023.  Please see the link for the full list.  Here are a few that have special interest to our members.

Minimum Wage Increase.

Reminder that effective January 1, 2023, the minimum wage will increase to $15.50 per hour for all employers regardless of size, based on a cost-of-living provision in the state minimum wage law. (SB 3 of 2017). Please note that local minimum wage ordinances may be higher.

Catalytic Converter Record Keeping Requirements.

This new law requires Core Recyclers that buy catalytic converters from auto repair dealers to maintain a written record that includes physical business address & phone number, business license number or tax I.D. (AB 1740)

Prohibited Purchases of Catalytic Converters.

Prohibits Core Recyclers from purchasing catalytic converters from anybody other certain specified sellers, including automotive repair dealers. (SB 1087)

CalSavers Retirement Savings.

Starting January 1, 2023, employers with 1-4 employees, that do not offer a retirement savings program, can start to register with CalSavers. This segment of employers has until December 31, 2025 to register their business with CalSavers. (SB 1126)

Smog Check Equipment Security & Fraud Prevention - Biometrics.

This BAR regulation requires smog check stations to buy and use biometric devices (e.g. palm reader & web camera) when performing a smog check inspection. This regulation took place on October 1, 2022.

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