Author: HRWatchdog

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…

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Posted in General

Bring Your Questions: Back-to-Back HR Compliance Training in Costa Mesa

SoCal, here’s a perfect opportunity to attend one or both of these interactive CalChamber training events in Costa Mesa on April 23 and 24: HR…

If these amendments may affect you, then monitor Cal/OSHA’s rulemaking process.
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Posted in Workplace Safety

Changes Brewing in California Safety/Health Rules Due to Conformity Mandate

I hear there is a new law revising what is considered a serious injury and the requirements for complaint investigations. What are the changes? As…

Showing your employees you care about their health and safety can improve morale and employee retention.
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Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave

Accommodating Pregnant Employees in Potentially Risky Workplaces

We have a pregnant employee working in the plant where there are a lot of chemical exposures. Her doctor has not restricted or limited her…