Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

bracket, March Madness

March Madness Is Here

The 79th annual NCAA basketball tournament officially tips off March 14 and 15 with the “First Four” games. Teams will play the “Sweet 16” round March 23 and 24, and the tournament will close with the championship game on April 3. With more than 60 games played in three weeks, the tournament, aka “March Madness,” may […]

13 Mar 17 - Workplace Policies - Shane Peterson - No CommentsRead More »

part-time, part-time workers

San José’s New Scheduling Ordinance Effective March 13, 2017

On November 8, 2016, San José voters passed the Opportunity to Work Ordinance. Under the ordinance, employers with 36 or more employees are required to offer additional work hours to existing, qualified part-time employees before hiring new employees, including subcontractors or the use of temporary staffing services. It is effective on March 13, 2017. According […]

9 Mar 17 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 »