Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

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 »

Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protections

Federal contractors need to be aware of new rules that will affect how they do business. First, the Department of Labor has issued final rules and guidance on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The intent of this Executive Order is to ensure that parties who contract with the federal government are complying […]

26 Aug 16 - Compensation, Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Supreme Court Will Consider How to Deal With “De Minimis” Time

Employers frequently run into questions regarding counting small, or “de minimis,” periods of time. Lawsuits have been filed over small amounts of uncompensated time that is spent either before or after the employee clocks in. The California Supreme Court has now agreed to hear the question of when an employer must pay employees for such […]

23 Aug 16 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Is Smartphone Use Killing Productivity?

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, three out of four employers believe that two or more productive work hours are lost each day because employees are distracted. What is the number one culprit, according to employers? More than half (55 percent) of employers blame cell phones and texting. The survey showed that the vast majority […]

27 Jun 16 - Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »