Author: Ellen Savage, J.D.

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Posted in Time Off

Choosing Unpaid Time Off Instead of Using Vacation Time

My employee asked for a few days off for a vacation with her family but wants to take it unpaid rather than using the vacation…

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Posted in Exempt/Nonexempt

Can Part-Time Employees Be Exempt?

Can I classify an employee who works only part-time as exempt? An employee’s exempt classification must be evaluated by the employee’s rate of pay and…

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Posted in Time Off

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…

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Posted in Privacy

Posting an Employee’s Photo Online

Can I choose to post photos of my employees on my company’s website and social media page? Do I need each employee’s consent first? What…

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Posted in General Labor Relations

New Year, New Labor Laws to Know

As you draw up your list of New Year’s resolutions, resolve to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the new employment laws that…

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Posted in Accessibility Workplace Safety

California’s ‘Nutty’ Assistive Animal Labor Laws

In honor of National Nut Day today, let’s talk about squirrels. Flying squirrels . . . as in squirrels in airplanes. Actually . . ….

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Posted in Local Ordinances Minimum Wage

Local Minimum Wage Ordinances May Impact Split Shift Premium Requirements

A recent update on the California Labor Commissioner’s website signals a change in interpretation about how employees must be paid when they work a split…

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Posted in Labor Relations

Governor Signs New California Employment Laws for 2019

With a few strokes of his pen on September 30th, 2018, the last day to sign or veto bills, Governor Jerry Brown altered the landscape…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA Paid Family Leave

Updated Guidance on Paid Family Leave Tax Credit Issued by IRS

An updated guidance on a tax credit for employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees has been issued by the IRS…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

New Law Provides Extremely Narrow Exception to California Rest Break Rules for Petroleum Facilities

Tis the season for new California laws, and yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing an extremely limited exception for required rest breaks in…