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Modified Draft California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Regulations Released

On February 10, the California Attorney General released modified proposed California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulations that offer some needed guidance on how employers can comply with the act. CCPA Background On January 1, 2020, the CCPA went into effect, aiming to change the state’s consumer data collection rules to give consumers more control over […]

Feb 20 2020 - Privacy - James W. Ward Read More »

All employers, regardless of size, must display a poster describing voting leave requirements at least 10 days before every statewide election.

Employers’ Election Day Responsibilities

The 2020 California Primary Election is Tuesday, March 3; polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Employers need to be aware of their voting leave obligations, which start prior to election day, and the correct way to share political company views with their employees. As reported yesterday, employees may take time off […]

Feb 19 2020 - Posters and Notices - Mike McCluskey Read More »

California’s new Voter’s Choice Act allows approximately a month to cast a ballot, either by mail or at multiple ballot drop boxes in their county.

Voter’s Choice Act May Affect Voting Time Off Rules

My employee wants to take time off to vote in the California Primary Election on March 3. She says I have to pay her for the time. She is registered to vote in a county where all voting can be done by mail or at a drop off box. Do I need to give her […]

Feb 18 2020 - Time Off - Ellen Savage, J.D. Read More »

Employee should keep it professional when dating a co-worker.

What to Do When Employees Date

Valentine’s Day is here, and people are dropping serious money to express their affection. This year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that consumers plan to spend $27.4 billion celebrating, which is an average of $196.31 per person, up 21 percent from last year ($161.96). Most of that money will be spent on significant others, […]

Feb 14 2020 - Harassment, Workplace Policies - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

Apple employees are asked to open every bag, backpack, purse or briefcase.

Employers Must Pay Workers for Security Screening Time, California Supreme Court Rules

Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that Apple must pay employees for time they spend undergoing security screening of personal items after clocking out at the end of their shift — a question the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal asked the California Supreme Court to answer more than two years ago (Frlekin v. Apple, Inc., […]

Feb 13 2020 - Compensation - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. Read More »