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Several California Restaurants Fined Over $14.5 Million for Wage Theft

The California Labor Commissioner continues to crack down on wage theft violations. Generally, wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to workers. Seven Bay Area restaurants were recently ordered to pay a combined $10 million for wage theft violations, including failure to pay minimum wage, overtime and […]

Jun 12 2018 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Katie Culliton Read More »

EEOC Reconvenes Workplace Harassment Task Force

The #MeToo movement continues to focus on workplace sexual harassment, and, this week, a federal agency reconvened a task force on the same issue. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced they will reconvene their Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. The Task Force was formed in January 2015 […]

Jun 8 2018 - Harassment - Katie Culliton Read More »

Local Ordinance Changes Coming July 1

Throughout California, local cities and counties continue to pass ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more. On July 1, 2018, several local minimum wage rates will increase, and two new local ordinances will go into effect. Minimum Wage Increases The following cities and county will increase their minimum wage […]

Jun 7 2018 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad Read More »

What Employers Should Know About Expired FMLA Forms

You may have noticed that the federal Department of Labor (DOL) forms used to manage leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) expired on May 31, 2018. If you looked for updated forms before they expired, you wouldn’t have found any. Here’s why: The federal DOL has to submit forms to the Office […]

Jun 5 2018 - FMLA/CFRA - Erika Pickles Read More »

Three Employment-Related Job Killer Bills Pass to Second House

Last Friday was the deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced. Only five job killer bills subject to the first house deadline have passed to the second house. A bill dealing with wage statement penalties was stopped on the Assembly Floor. These three employment-related job killer bills have advanced to […]

Jun 4 2018 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »