Author: Mike McCluskey

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Posted in Compensation Overtime

Fall Back! Daylight Saving Time (DST) Ends This Weekend

Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night for an extra hour of sleep! Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends at 2 AM on Sunday…

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Posted in Compensation

DIR Releases 2023 Hourly Rates for Computer Professionals, Licensed Physicians

Every year around October, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) releases new rates for the computer software employees exemption and the licensed physicians and surgeons exemption. Last…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Emergency Preparedness, EDD Assistance Amid ‘Wildfire Season’

Following California’s worst two wildfire seasons in 2020 and 2021, the 2022 fire season is showing no signs of letting up, despite the recent rainfall….

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Posted in Heat Illness

As Heat Creeps Up, Remember to Protect Outdoor Workers

As some parts of California start getting hotter, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is reminding employers who have outdoor workers that…

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Posted in General

CA Court Strikes Down Gender-Based Corporate Board Law

On May 13, 2022, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge found that gender-based corporate board law SB 826 — signed into law in 2018 by…

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Posted in General

Watch for Productivity Dips, Gambling During March Madness

The 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball tournament, aka “March Madness” — one of the most exciting sports events of the year that…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Remote Work Reminder: Keep Your Remote Work Policy Up to Date

Prior to 2020, the number of employees working remotely or in a “hybrid” manner — a combination of in-office and remote work — was steadily…

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Posted in Harassment

Remote Work Reminder: Don’t Lose Sight of Harassment Prevention Training Obligations

Since the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, the number of employees working remotely increased dramatically —a trend that’s persisting and trending permanent, as Gallup stated in the fall. With…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

Remote Work Reminder: Comply With Wage and Hour Laws, Encourage Keeping a Schedule

As remote work continues to be a way of life for many, it’s important to ensure accurate timekeeping for nonexempt employees and comply with wage…

using technology to work remotely
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Social Media

Beyond Email: How Technology Trends Help Newly Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns have given many thousands of employers — and millions of their employees — a crash course in Zoom, Microsoft Teams and…