Author: Katie Culliton

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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…

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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,…