Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

rounding, timekeeping

More Timekeeping Guidance from Court on Standards for Rounding Entries

An appellate court decision that further clarifies the ability of California employers to round employee timecard entries has been published at the request of the California Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. By ordering its decision in Silva v. See’s Candy Shops, Inc. to be published, the 4th District Court of Appeal provides […]

30 Jan 17 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

EITC, W-2, Earned Income Tax Credit

New California Earned Income Tax Credit Notice

California employers who provide unemployment insurance must notify all employees that they are eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). AB 1847, a new law effective January 1, 2017, requires these employers to also notify employees that they may be eligible for the California EITC. The specific language for the required notice regarding the […]

10 Jan 17 - Posters and Notices, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California is a Judicial Hellhole

California Ranked No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole” in Nation

Once again, California made the list of the nation’s top “Judicial Hellholes,” according to the latest rankings of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform Foundation. On the plus side, California dropped to the No. 2 ranking after previously topping the “Judicial Hellhole” list in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Specific California […]

5 Jan 17 - Accessibility, Compensation, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Proposition 64, Adult Use of Marijuana Act

California Legalizes Marijuana Use, But You Can Still Keep Your Workplace Drug Free

Yesterday, California joined several other states in legalizing recreational use of marijuana by adults. Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 years old and over. The provisions related to the legalization of marijuana and workplace protections took effect today, November 9 — […]

9 Nov 16 - Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Whistleblower Claims Will Get Fast Treatment in the West

Employees who “blow the whistle” and report company violations of the law are protected from retaliation under both state and federal law. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently launched a new pilot process in the Western region that will allow certain federal whistleblower complaints to move forward more quickly. Employers might not be aware […]

19 Sep 16 - Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »