Author: HRWatchdog

Specific reopening guidance is available for each industry, although many guidance elements are the same across industries.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California Guidance Helps Lower-Risk Workplaces Gradually Reopen

On Friday, May 8, California entered Stage 2 of its COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap, in which retail establishments (offering curbside pickup and delivery only), and related…

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Posted in General

CalChamber Releases 2020 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce today released its annual job killer list, which includes 10 bills that threaten California’s economic recovery and would hurt the…

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Posted in Hiring

Limits to Conducting Background Checks on Job Applicants

My company uses a background check company to conduct background checks on our applicants. Recently, I received a report that included a felony conviction from…

Don’t forget about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) when developing an employee temperature check procedure!
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Privacy

Does the California Consumer Privacy Act Prevent Me From Checking Employees’ Temperatures?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our economy, business owners are trying their best to ensure that employees returning to the workplace are safe…

Be sure you are using the correct Form I-9, dated 10/21/19 and expires 10/31/2022.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Form I-9

New Form I-9 Common Questions

On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published on its website a new Form I-9, which employers should’ve begun using. Employers…

Don't miss this relevant webinar on compliance requirements for remote and traveling workers.
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Posted in Workplace Policies

Don’t Miss This: Rules for Remote and Traveling Employees

Even before COVID-19 turned workplaces upside down, there has been a major upswing toward employees working from home. While this continuing trend offers many advantages,…

Cal/OSHA has compiled and posted extensive guidance recommendations and requirements from many sources to assist the employer during this time.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

Guide to Safety/Health Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak

As an employer, where can I find safety and health information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting my ability to do business? The…

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Posted in Posters and Notices

Discounted All-in-One Posters for Your Remote Employees

With Governor Newsom’s stay-at-home order, California employers are allowing employees to work remotely just so business can continue. During this time, employers should be mindful…

The employer is authorized to request reasonable medical documentation to confirm the existence of the disability and the need for a reasonable accommodation, when the need is not obvious.
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Posted in Disabilities

Requiring a Doctor’s Note to Confirm a Disability

One of my employees who has been with the company for a few years (and who was about to get written up for failing to…

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Posted in Discipline Termination

March 19 Webinar Tackles Tough Decisions

Performance issues. Misconduct. Excessively absent or late to work. Reasons for disciplining and terminating employees run the gamut — but blindsiding employees by firing them…