Author: Katie Culliton

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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…

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Posted in Independent Contractor

California Labor Commissioner Files First Lawsuit Enforcing AB 5

Earlier this month, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office filed its first lawsuit to enforce AB 5, which requires employers to use the “ABC” test to…

FMLA forms
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Posted in FMLA/CFRA

U.S. DOL Revises FMLA Forms

In June, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) revised the optional Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms to make them easier to understand for…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

California’s Face Mask Requirements Can Help Keep Businesses Open

It’s been almost two weeks since the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) required Californians to wear a cloth face mask when outside the home,…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Remind Employees: Social, Physical Distancing Helps Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Social distancing, also known as physical distancing, is key to deterring the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace. It means staying at least six feet…

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires certain employers to provide each employee, at the time of hire, with a written notice.
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Posted in Benefits

Health Insurance Marketplace Model Notices Expire, Comments Open

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s model notices for employers who do and don’t offer a health plan to some or all employees expired at…

RSVP for this online, public convening on workplace mental health on May 27, 2020.
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Posted in Health and Safety

Convening on Workplace Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And as COVID-19 threatens our physical health and economic stability, this month serves as an excellent reminder to prioritize…

Be sure to review the significant changes made to the Handbook for Employers: Guidance for Completing Form I-9 (M-274).
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Posted in Form I-9

Updated Form I-9 Handbook for Employers

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its guidance manual, Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing the Form I-9 (M-274). This useful manual provides employers…