Author: Katie Culliton

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Posted in General

Being Thankful in 2020

As we approach Thanksgiving in what has been an especially rough year, there’s no better time to focus our attention on what we have to…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

2021 Temporary Total Disability Rates Announced

An employee whose workers’ compensation claim has been accepted will receive temporary disability benefits when the employee is off work and recovering from the effects…

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Posted in Harassment

Scary Stories Abound Even on This COVID-19-Impacted Halloween

Halloween 2020 looks different this year. Will children be able to trick or treat? Does employee morale improve if remote workers dress up? Is a…

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Posted in Posters and Notices Time Off

Employer-Required Time Off to Vote Notices, Voting Leave During COVID-19

The general election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and employers should double check a few important things right now — like making sure they’ve correctly…

New 2021 Computer Software Employee, Licensed Physician/Surgeon Exemption Rates
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Posted in Compensation

New 2021 Computer Software Employee, Licensed Physician/Surgeon Exemption Rates

Start preparing now for 2021! The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has announced the 2021 rates changes for the computer software employee exemption and…

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Posted in General

Ready, or Willing, to Talk Politics at Work?

It’s the day after the presidential debate, and with an estimated 100 million viewers, chances are good someone at work will want to talk about…

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Posted in Benefits

Reminder: CalSavers Large Employer Registration Deadline Is September 30

California employers with more than 100 employees that don’t maintain or contribute to a “tax-qualified retirement plan” have a fast-approaching deadline to meet. As previously…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Issues Employer Fines for COVID-19 Violations

During inspections of industries where workers have an elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (known as Cal/OSHA)…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Heat Illness

High Heat Warnings: How to Keep Outdoor Workers Safe

As California experiences record-breaking temperatures — excessive heat warnings and watches have been issued throughout California, including Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

VETS-4212 Reporting Opened August 1

Although many events and reporting requirements have been postponed or cancelled this year, the 2020 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service…