Author: Katie Culliton

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Is Not Optional

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office reminds employers that they must maintain valid workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all workers, including part-time employees. Employers should also…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Rate of California Nonfatal, Fatal Occupational Injuries Remains Stable

The Department of Industrial Relations released California’s 2017 occupational injury and illness data on employer-reported injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics works with state agencies…

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Posted in Harassment

Love Continues to Bloom at Work

As cold, wet weather blankets California, fewer people will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year, according to a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey. Only 51…

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Posted in Compensation

Wage Theft Doesn’t Pay

This January alone, the Labor Commissioner’s Office secured over $5 million in settlements for wage theft. Wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor…

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Posted in Overtime

Guidance for California Employers on Agricultural Overtime Pay

The California Labor Commissioner has posted guidance for agricultural employers and workers about new overtime requirements that went into effect January 1. To help employers…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

Form 300A: Don’t Forget to Post February 1

Remember that you need to post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2018 at your place of business from February 1 through April…

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Posted in Disabilities

Extending a Reasonable Accommodation Requires Interactive Process

A California credit union will pay over $27,000 in lost wages and emotional distress to a former employee after she was terminated for requesting an…

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Posted in General

Looking Behind and Ahead: “Top 8” Posts of 2018

Even though we are in mid-January, let’s take one last fond look back at 2018. 2018 was quite a year for employers with several new…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA Pregnancy Disability Leave

Working Parents: Can You Have Work-Life Balance?

Yes, you can have it all! At least according to 78 percent of working parents who say it’s possible to be successful in your career…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Tank Tops and Flip Flops — Summer Dress Codes

Summer is here! The weather is getting hotter, and while some employees fight over the office temperature, others may angle for a more casual dress…