Author: Sarah Woolston

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Posted in Hiring

Applicant’s Criminal History Off Limits Until After Making Job Offer

We want to protect our company and staff from criminals. Can we ask applicants if they have a felony conviction in our application or during…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

Survey Says: Submit Your Annual Business Survey!

Don’t ignore a letter from the U.S. Department of Commerce requesting that you complete an Annual Business Survey (ABS). These annual surveys are mandatory, and…

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Posted in Compensation Workers' Compensation Workplace Policies

Company BBQ: Factors to Consider Before Sending Invites to Employees

We are having an offsite company barbecue this summer. What should I consider before hosting this event? Employer-sponsored social events are a great way to…

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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

California Meal, Rest Break Laws Don’t Apply to Long-, Short-Haul Truck Drivers

California’s onerous meal and rest break laws don’t apply to truck drivers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) hours-of-service requirements, as the Ninth…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

San Francisco’s New Public Health Emergency Leave

San Francisco employers should prepare for yet another local ordinance starting this October! San Francisco voters recently passed Proposition G, a new permanent public health…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

West Hollywood’s New Guaranteed Leave Provisions

School’s out for summer — and your West Hollywood employees might be out too! Although many California employers already have policies guaranteeing time off, it…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Foster City New Minimum Wage Ordinance

Do you have any employees working at a Foster City jobsite or remotely from Foster City? If so, you need to be aware of the…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

San Francisco Updates Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO)

On July 12, 2022, San Francisco’s new Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance (FFWO) amendments go into effect — so make sure you understand the new changes…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Be Prepared for July 1 Local Minimum Wage Increases

As summer approaches, temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise. On July 1, 2022, several California localities are increasing their minimum wage rates, with…