Author: HRWatchdog

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Posted in Workplace Policies

New Article Shows Record Number of PAGA Filings During COVID-19 Pandemic

While most business operations seemed to slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows that one industry did not: plaintiff’s firms filing lawsuits. Private…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Overtime Workplace Policies

California Laws Generally Apply Only within Borders of State

Since the pandemic, my company has been allowing employees to work from home. Without informing our human resources department, several of these employees have moved…

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Posted in Form I-9

Steps to Take When Audit Reveals Errors in Completed Forms I-9

I am planning to audit our completed Forms I-9. What do I do if I find errors? Good for you! It is a best practice…

moonlighting
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Posted in Discrimination Performance

Moonlighting OK, But Not Job Performance/Attendance Issues

Can California employers require employees to submit written notification/disclosure that they have a second job? California is very protective of employees who engage in “lawful…

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Posted in Time Off

CalChamber Webinar Helps Small Businesses Manage CFRA Leave

Did you know that due to the 2021 California Family Rights Act (CFRA) expansion, employers with five or more employees may now have to provide…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Free White Paper: Employee Handbooks Are Essential

Unbeknownst to some, California law doesn’t require employers to have an employee handbook. But the benefits of creating and maintaining an employee handbook are many…

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Posted in Termination

Final Wages to Fired Employee Should Include Reporting Time Pay

Late during the shift one afternoon, I discovered one of the employees had been stealing from the company. I immediately sent him home. When he…

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Posted in Holiday Pay

Make Sure Holiday Pay Policies Spell Out Details of Company’s Intent

My company has a holiday policy that simply lists the holidays that the company observes, but it doesn’t state how much people get paid for…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA Workers' Compensation

Absence Due to Workers’ Comp Injury May Qualify for Family Leave

I have an employee who was injured at work, and his doctor put him on leave for the next three months. The employee filed for…

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Posted in Social Media Workplace Policies

What to Do When Employee Video Records Workplace Accident

An employee used his mobile phone to film a co-worker lying in a pool of blood shortly after a workplace accident. This employee then posted…