Author: HRWatchdog

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Cal/OSHA ETS Readoption to Change Testing, Vaccination and Exclusion Provisions

This Thursday, Cal/OSHA will vote on the second readoption of the COVID-19 Workplace Emergency Temporary Standard (the “COVID-19 ETS”) which will govern COVID-19 safety protocols…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

HR Tips for Work Holiday Parties

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca Saad discuss the workplace rules employers should consider when planning…

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Posted in Time Off

Allowing Use of Sick Time for Vacation Could Prove Costly for Employer

My employee wants to take a few days off to take a trip with her family, but she is out of vacation time. Can I…

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Posted in General

Download the Free New 2022 California Employment Laws White Paper!

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to be a primary focus in 2021, the California Legislature crafted and sent several hundred bills to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. As 2021 winds to…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

How to Handle Paystub Listing for COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

I read that the California COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave expired on Sept. 30, but I haven’t seen anything about the requirement to list the…

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Posted in Form I-9

Answers to Common Questions about Completing Form I-9

As employers are again hiring, a number of questions have arisen concerning the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The following questions and answers may…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Consultation Unit Would Protect Both Workers and Employers

A recently filed initiative, titled “the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act,” would, in addition to reforming the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), create a Consultation…

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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?…