Author: HRWatchdog

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Posted in General

New White Paper Highlights 2017 Laws Affecting Small Businesses

If you own or manage a small business in California, you should be aware of new mandates for 2017 that could affect your personnel practices….

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Posted in Hiring

New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

Today, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. These regulations will…

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Posted in Hiring

H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended

Employers who need to apply for H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialized skill areas, such as science, engineering or computer programming, have a fast…

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Posted in General

Budget Item Expands Labor Commissioner Authority

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups is opposing a budget item that expands the Labor Commissioner’s authority and exposes employers…

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Posted in Compensation Labor Relations

McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchises

A federal court in California recently ruled in favor of McDonald’s finding that it does not control the wages paid to employees at its franchises…

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Posted in Hiring

Criminal History Regulations: CalChamber Seeks Rejection

The California Chamber of Commerce is asking the state Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to reject proposed regulations that create confusion regarding when employers may…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Top 10 OSHA Workplace Safety Citations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for fiscal year…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

March Madness Is Here

The 79th annual NCAA basketball tournament officially tips off March 14 and 15 with the “First Four” games. Teams will play the “Sweet 16” round March…

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Posted in Hiring Workplace Policies

San José’s New Scheduling Ordinance Effective March 13, 2017

On November 8, 2016, San José voters passed the Opportunity to Work Ordinance. Under the ordinance, employers with 36 or more employees are required to…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA Paid Family Leave Pregnancy Disability Leave Time Off

Leave This Seminar With the Compliance Answers You Need

Oh, the challenges of managing leaves of absence and resolving related HR issues. The required documentation and tracking can make your head spin, especially when…