Author: Sarah Woolston

After the Vote: Implementing an Alternative Workweek Schedule
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After the Vote: Implementing an Alternative Workweek Schedule

My company adopted an alternative workweek schedule. Does this mean that all employees must work our alternative four-day 10-hour shift schedule, or can employees choose…

Reporting Time Pay: When It’s Owed Depends on Circumstances
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Posted in Compensation

Reporting Time Pay: When It’s Owed Depends on Circumstances

My employee showed up for her shift in the wrong safety equipment, then later went home sick after clocking in for 30 minutes. Do I…

San Francisco Collects $20.5 Million For Local Ordinance Violations
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San Francisco Collects $20.5 Million For Local Ordinance Violations

San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) — the local agency that enforces San Francisco’s local employment laws — published their Annual Report for the…

Anaheim Voters Will Decide on $25/Hour Hotel Minimum Wage on Oct. 3
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Anaheim Voters Will Decide on $25/Hour Hotel Minimum Wage on Oct. 3

Depending on the outcome of a special October 3, 2023, election, Anaheim hotels, motels and event centers may have to implement a $25 per hour…

E-Verify Users Allowed to Electronically Inspect Form I-9 Documents
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E-Verify Users Allowed to Electronically Inspect Form I-9 Documents

Get ready! The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be releasing new, revised Form I-9 documents tomorrow, but that’s not the only change coming…

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Los Angeles City’s New Freelance Worker Protections Ordinance

In California, properly classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors has been an evolving topic for years and can result in significant legal exposure…

CDPH Updates "Outbreak” Definition, Masking Guidance
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CDPH Updates “Outbreak” Definition, Masking Guidance

On June 20, 2023, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated its COVID-19 public health order and guidance, changing the definition of “outbreak” in…

local ordinances july 1
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California’s Local Minimum Wage Rates Increasing July 1

While many California cities and counties increase their local minimum wage rates at the start of each year, several localities implement their local minimum wage…

artificial intelligence AI
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Using AI in Employment Selection Procedures Guidance

Artificial intelligence (AI) — once only in science fiction and Hollywood movies — is a prevalent tool today in manufacturing, healthcare, marketing and education. Employers…

PAGA arbitration
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Posted in Workplace Policies

Employers Using Arbitration Agreements Should Monitor This PAGA Case

Today, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc. and will issue a decision by August 7, 2023. Adolph is…