Author: HRWatchdog

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Posted in Compensation COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

When Employee Chooses to Work from Home, Who Pays the Costs?

As a result of COVID-19, many of my employees have been reluctant to come into the office to do their jobs. In an effort to…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 in the Workplace — Vaccines on the Horizon

COVID-19 continues to dominate discussions around workplace safety in California and across the nation — and big changes for businesses are on the horizon this…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Wildfire Safety Training, Other Topics at Cal/OSHA Training Academy

As an employer located where there is potential for extensive wildland fires, where can I find information about complying with the wildfire smoke safety regulation?…

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Posted in Disabilities

Interactive Process Key to Accommodating Employee with Disability

We have a new hire who, after being hired, disclosed a physical disability. She indicated that we need to accommodate her, and I have since…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

Court Rules on Meal Period Premium Pay

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and legislative advocates Chris…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA

Many Factors to Consider When Employee Asks for More Leave Time

Our employee has used up all of her federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave but called today to request an extension of time….

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Delays Vote on COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Amendments

Employers will have to wait a little longer to know what is coming for California’s COVID-19 workplace emergency temporary standard. The California Occupational Safety and…

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Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave

How to Handle a California Pregnancy Disability Accommodation

Do I have to continue to accommodate a pregnant employee who continues to be late or absent from work when she has used up all…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

New COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Amendments Coming From Cal/OSHA

In a development that every employer in California should be watching closely, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released the new proposed…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies

Considerations for Workplace Reopenings

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss workplace reopenings…