Author: Katie Culliton

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Posted in Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

Spread the Word About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

As employees begin returning to the office, many will start commuting again — and as employees spend more time in the car, they may try…

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Posted in Compensation

Daylight Saving Time (DST) Starts March 14

Get ready to spring forward — this Sunday, March 14 is the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST)! While losing an hour of sleep may…

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Posted in Discrimination

Retaliation, Disability Top Workplace Discrimination Charges

In fiscal year (FY) 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 67,448 workplace discrimination charges — and, once again, retaliation was the most…

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Posted in Hiring

Employers With Lengthy Hiring Process May Lose Top Job Candidates

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, when the unemployment rates were at record lows, “ghosting” — when job applicants suddenly stop responding to recruiters or hiring managers,…

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Posted in Compensation Final Paycheck Termination Workplace Safety

Retaliation, Wage Theft Top Recent California Labor Commissioner Citations

Although the California Labor Commissioner has allocated many resources to enforcing COVID-19-related infractions during the pandemic, that doesn’t mean it’s turned a blind eye to…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements Workplace Safety

Employers Must Post Form 300A Starting February 1

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, some things remain the same. California employers must still post their Form 300A, Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, on…

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Posted in General

HRWatchdog’s Top 2020 Posts to Remember in 2021

Hello, 2021! Usually, around this time, we take a fond look back at the previous year to see the top employment-related stories California businesses faced….

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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…