Author: Erika Pickles

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA

DOL Opinion Letter Provides Guidance on FMLA Leave

On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter that provides clarity on how employers designate Family and Medical Leave…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

The EEO-1 Pay Data Saga Continues

As employers subject to EEO-1 reporting requirements know, several big developments have happened over the last few years. As previously reported, in 2016, the Equal…

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Posted in Record Retention

Grown-Up Permanent Records

A former employee has asked for a copy of her personnel file and payroll records. Do I have to provide these to her? And if…

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Posted in Hiring

California Employers: Beware More Stringent Criminal Background Check Requirements

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling has made already strict background check requirements even more stringent. The court held that the disclosure required under…

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Posted in Compensation

Supreme Court Reverses Equal Pay Case – Judges Cannot Adjudicate From Beyond the Grave

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a Ninth Circuit court case because the judge who wrote the opinion died before the opinion was issued and,…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

California Challenges Federal Preemption of Meal and Rest Break Laws

California’s Labor Commissioner is challenging a recent Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) determination that federal law preempts California’s meal and rest break rules for…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent Second Lawsuit: Employee Gets Another Bite of Apple

An employee, who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to pursue a subsequent lawsuit against her employer…

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Posted in Benefits

EEOC Rescinds Financial Incentive Rules for Wellness Programs in 2019

The new year brings a major change that affects employer wellness programs – the EEOC is rescinding regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

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Posted in Form I-9 Labor Relations

ICE Worksite Enforcement On The Rise – Check Your Forms I-9!

Information released recently by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows a significant increase in worksite enforcement efforts by that agency in 2018. According to…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

Federal DOT Preempts Meal, Rest Breaks Laws for Hazardous Materials Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a Notice of Administrative Determination of Preemption finding, stating that the…