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Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites

Cal/OSHA announced that it is targeting construction sites in the San Francisco Bay Area for safety rule violations, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. Throughout the coming weeks, investigators will inspect construction worksites to ensure that safety hazards are properly identified, and measures are taken to prevent injury. “Construction sites present […]

May 28 2014 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

“Job-Hopping” Expected by Employers

It is often thought that there is a stigma against employees who work for various employers for short periods of times, also known as “job-hopping.”  But, employers are not necessarily surprised when encountering a job-hopping applicant. According to a recent survey from CareerBuilder, more than half (55 percent) of employers surveyed have hired a job-hopper […]

May 27 2014 - General, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employees

If an employer is closed on a payday that falls on a holiday listed in the California Government Code, such as Memorial Day, the employer can pay wages on the next business day. Of course, paying the day before the holiday is acceptable, as well. Private employers are not required to provide time off for […]

May 22 2014 - Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Beware of Wayward Cantaloupes

A former Los Angeles Unified School District Police officer was arrested for workers’ compensation fraud for inflating work-related injuries caused by a “wayward cantaloupe.”  While patrolling a school campus on his bicycle, the officer ran over the cantaloupe and lost control of his bicycle. He originally claimed that he injured his right knee, foot and […]

May 21 2014 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Comments on Proposed CFRA Amendments Due by June 2

As reported earlier, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council is proposing amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations. Many of the proposed amendments modify the current CFRA regulations to parallel existing federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) regulations. The CFRA applies to employers with 50 or more employees and all public employers. […]

May 20 2014 - FMLA/CFRA - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »