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CalChamber Podcast: Men and the #MeToo Movement

A recent episode of CalChamber’s The Workplace podcast focuses on men and the #MeToo movement. As more publicity is being given to instances of sexual harassment around the country, men have responded to news stories and other developments in a variety of ways. Some will no longer meet with female colleagues or socialize with women […]

Apr 18 2019 - Discrimination, Harassment - HRWatchdog Read More »

PAGA Complaint Leads to $1M Settlement

The owners of a Mexican restaurant chain in San Jose will pay 239 workers $1 million in unpaid wages, according to the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. In October 2017, investigators found that the employer did not pay workers for overtime or split shifts, resulting in employees receiving less than the minimum wage for their work. […]

Apr 17 2019 - Meal and Rest Break, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

Cal/OSHA’s Revised Rules, Regulations Over the Last Year

Can you provide a summary of occupational safety rules that went into effect over the last year that haven’t yet been included in a Cal/OSHA Corner article? The Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board adopted a number of new regulations in 2018 that will affect a broad spectrum of California employers. For instance, one […]

Apr 16 2019 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog Read More »

Your Employees May Be Filing Their Taxes at Work

Tax day is today! Whether you’ve had to pay or received a refund, one thing is certain – your employees have most likely been working on their taxes while on the job! Forty-three percent of workers say it’s common for employees to prepare their taxes during business hours, according to a new Accountemps survey. Additionally, […]

Apr 15 2019 - Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton Read More »

Taking FMLA Leave to Help a Drug-Addicted Child

My employee asked to take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to care for her drug addicted son, who is well over 18 but refuses to go through a rehabilitation program. Do I have to honor that request? In general, FMLA leave is available to parents to care for their children […]

Apr 12 2019 - FMLA/CFRA, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »