Author: HRWatchdog

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Posted in Heat Illness

Heat Illness Prevention in Indoor Workplaces

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is in the process of developing regulations to prevent heat illness in indoor workplaces. A California…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

Electronic Filing Doesn’t Relieve Employers of Hard Copy Requirements

Now that I have to file Form 300A electronically, what do I do with the hard copy? The recent requirement to submit Form 300A data…

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Posted in Discipline Termination

Firing an Employee With a ‘Bad Attitude’ in California

We would like to terminate an employee who has a bad attitude that rubs off on other employees. However, we haven’t given him any warning….

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

EEO-1 Filing Delayed and Extended

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has delayed the “opening day” of the 2018 EEO-1 Survey to early March 2019 and moved the due…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

Rest Assured, Our February 21 Webinar Provides Clarity

Think it’s OK in California if a nonexempt employee occasionally misses a meal break or takes a late lunch? What about letting that employee combine…

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Posted in Compensation Overtime

All Minutes Count When Paying California Employees

Our nonexempt employees answer texts and calls after-hours. Is this work time and how much time would we pay for a five-minute call, for example?…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA Time Off

Grandma Asks for FMLA for Grandbaby

My employee wants to take federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave when her daughter has a baby. Can I deny her request? Typically,…

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Posted in Posters and Notices

Updated Human Trafficking Notices Released

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) recently released updated human trafficking notices for employers. California law requires some businesses to post a human trafficking…

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Posted in General

California Back as No. 1 ‘Judicial Hellhole’ in Nation

California has landed atop the “Judicial Hellholes” list again, according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort…

HR Boot Camp Seminar
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Posted in General

HR Boot Camp Seminars for 2019 Start Next Month

Are there any exceptions to California’s meal and rest break rules? How does the New Parent Leave Act interact with the federal Family and Medical…