Author: Sarah Woolston

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Mountain View’s New Wage Theft Ordinance

Not only does Mountain View currently have the highest minimum wage rate in California, it also recently enacted the Mountain View Wage Theft Ordinance, which requires…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Berkeley Adopts New Fair Work Week Ordinance

On November 22, 2022, Berkeley’s City Council voted unanimously to approve a Fair Work Week Ordinance, which applies to a broad range of businesses such…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Los Angeles City’s New Fair Work Week Ordinance

On November 29, 2022, the Los Angeles City Council approved a Fair Work Week Ordinance, which goes into effect on April 1, 2023. Retail businesses…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Local Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2023

Many California cities will ring in 2023 by increasing their local minimum wage rates. Employers should confirm what cities their employees work in to determine…

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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…