Several years ago Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1234 which required the state’s Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board to begin development of a workplace retirement savings program, known as CalSavers, for private sector workers whose employers do not offer a retirement plan. Under the new law, employers with five (5) or more employees are required to either provide their own workplace retirement savings program (such as a 401(k) plan) or register for the CalSavers program and facilitate employees’ contributions to Individual Retirement Accounts.

Deadlines for compliance vary according to the size of the business, as set forth below.

Size of Business Deadline

Over 100 employees | June 30, 2020

Over 50 employees | June 30, 2021

5 or more employees | June 30, 2022

For more information about the CalSavers program and how to register, employers may visit the  CalSavers page on the California State Treasurer’s website.

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Richard S. Rosenberg
Katherine A. Hren
Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP