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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

Adopted Wildfire Smoke Regulation Clarifies Employer Obligations

With a new fire season approaching, has the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) developed additional regulations to address the hazards and mitigation…

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Posted in Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

Spread the Word About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

As employees begin returning to the office, many will start commuting again — and as employees spend more time in the car, they may try…

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Posted in COBRA COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

American Rescue Plan Act COBRA Subsidy Model Notices, Guidance

Among the American Rescue Plan Act’s many provisions, it provides for 100 percent premium subsidies for health insurance continuation under the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

On-Site Drug Testing: Remember to Support Need, Confidentiality

We’ve been bringing our employees back into the office, and pursuant to our “reasonable suspicion” drug testing, would like to conduct in-house drug testing. Can…

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Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave Time Off

Webinar Next Week on Job-Protected Leaves for New and Expecting Parents

Welcoming a new addition to a family is one of the most important times in a person’s life. As a California employer, are you prepared…

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Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave Time Off

App Helps Determine Eligibility for Pregnancy Disability Leave, Baby Bonding Leave

On March 24, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) launched a web-based app that is designed to assist Californians with determining eligibility…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

Hiring Mistakes Costs Up Sharply During COVID

Just about anyone who has worked in HR long enough has made a regrettable hiring decision. In fact, 95 percent of companies reported making mistakes…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies

Steps to Take for Safely Returning Employees to the Workplace

What COVID-19 safety measures do employers need to have in place before employees return to the workplace from remote work? Employers who are bringing their…

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Posted in Time Off

California Family Rights Act Leave Raises Issues, Questions

My employee used her Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA) time last year to care for her mother. Now she wants…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection Starts April 26

On March 29, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it’ll start collecting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data on Monday,…