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‘No-Match’ Letters Are Back: What Employers Need to Know

Employers haven’t seen “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) since 2012 but that’s about to change. In March 2019, the SSA resumed sending these letters to advise employers that information submitted on an employee’s Form W-2 doesn’t match SSA records. A no-match letter, formally known as an Employer Correction Request (EDCOR), informs an […]

Apr 25 2019 - Hiring - Erika Pickles Read More »

Remember: Protect Outdoor Workers from Heat Illness

As temperatures start to rise across the state, Cal/OSHA reminds employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. Heat illness is a serious hazard for people who work outdoors. Heat illness occurs when the body’s temperature control system cannot maintain an acceptable temperature. Usually, the body cools itself by sweating. However, when high temperatures and […]

Apr 24 2019 - Heat Illness - Katie Culliton Read More »

Retaliation Still Dominates EEOC Charges Nationwide

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released detailed breakdowns of the 76,418 workplace discrimination charges the agency received in fiscal year (FY) 2018. Retaliation continues to be the most frequently filed charge for the agency. In FY 2018, the EEOC resolved 90,558 discrimination charges and secured over $505 million for victims in private […]

Apr 23 2019 - Discrimination, Harassment - Katie Culliton Read More »

Employees in Addiction Recovery Could Receive Leave, SDI Benefits

Do we need to give an employee protected time off to enter a residential facility for substance abuse recovery? Will she be eligible for State Disability Insurance? Employees who request time off for substance abuse recovery may be eligible for protected leave under a number of state and federal laws. Protected Leaves California’s Labor Code […]

Apr 22 2019 - Time Off - Ellen Savage, J.D. Read More »

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 »