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Posted in General

Being Thankful in 2020

As we approach Thanksgiving in what has been an especially rough year, there’s no better time to focus our attention on what we have to…

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Posted in Health and Safety

Options to Consider When an Employee Threatens to Commit Suicide

I have an employee who has threatened to commit suicide. We are very concerned. What should we do, and do we have any obligations? These…

409
Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Prevention Program Emergency Regulation Adopted

On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) voted to adopt a comprehensive and complex COVID-19 emergency regulation addressing a…

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Posted in Compensation

U.S. DOL Releases Training, Travel Time Opinion Letters

On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two opinion letters interpreting the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding the compensability…

243
Posted in Compensation

Is Security Screening Time De Minimis?

After more than seven years and multiple federal and state court rulings, the saga of Apple, Inc.’s exit search policy continues. In an October amendment…

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Posted in General

Free 2021 California Employment Laws White Paper

Even in a months-long pandemic, the California Legislature passed a bunch of new employment laws — some COVID-19-related, some not — that Governor Gavin Newsom…

580
Posted in Local Ordinances

New Minimum Wage Ordinances, Increases Coming January 1

In addition to the slew of new laws that employers must prepare for (and some of which are already in effect), employers shouldn’t lose sight…

643
Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Releases Draft COVID-19 Emergency Regulation

Yesterday, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released the draft text for the much-anticipated COVID-19 emergency regulation on which the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB)…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA

California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Expansion Initial Regulations

As we finally enter the homestretch of 2020, new California employment laws are inching closer to taking effect on January 1. SB 1383 is one…

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Posted in Hiring

Veterans Day Reminder: Veterans Bring Skills, Expertise Year-Round

An estimated 18.8 million veterans live in the United States, and according to the California Legislative Analyst’s Office, more veterans live in California — about…