Author: Katie Culliton

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Posted in Health and Safety

What Should California Employers Do About Flu Season?

Pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, apples, cold weather, cozy nights inside — it’s that time of year again. Yes, flu season is beginning (did you think…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Pre-Employment Drug Testing as Marijuana Tests Reach Record ‘Highs’

Marijuana is legal in California, and unemployment rates remain low. Meanwhile, workplace drug tests yielding positive results are hitting record highs. What should California employers…

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Posted in Form I-9

What Employers Should Know About the Expiring Form I-9

You may have noticed that the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification expires at the end of August. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is…

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Posted in General

Workers Want Money, Money, Money

Forty-three percent of workers plan to look for a new job in the next 12 months, according to a recent Robert Half survey. This may…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

VETS-4212 Reporting Cycle Opened August 1

The 2019 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing season started August 1, 2019, and the filing deadline is September…

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Posted in Holiday Pay

Paying Employees Working on Fourth of July

This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Thursday. Some employers will stay open for business on July 4 and July 5, while others…

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Posted in Heat Illness

High-Heat Inspections Begin as California Temperatures Rise

Summer arrived in California this week as temperatures soared throughout most of the state. While this blistering heat affects everyone, it can be deadly to…

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Posted in Health and Safety

Improving Employees’ Mental Health Helps Businesses’ Bottom Line

As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, employers should know that creating a supportive work environment promoting mental health resources and encouraging employees…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Game of Thrones Finale: Are Workplace Distractions Helpful or Harmful?

The long-awaited “Game of Thrones” (GOT) series finale is Sunday; on Monday, your employees may either be distracted as they compare notes of who finally…

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Posted in Compensation Hiring

Comment Period Extended for DOL Regular Rate, Joint-Employer Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the comment period for two proposed rules – the regular rate rule and the joint-employer rule. The…