505
Posted in Time Off

Allowing Use of Sick Time for Vacation Could Prove Costly for Employer

My employee wants to take a few days off to take a trip with her family, but she is out of vacation time. Can I…

621
Posted in General

Blended Workforces Are Here to Stay, Survey Says

We already know that 76 percent of employees want permanently flexible work, and now it looks like things are going to stay that way. More…

537
Posted in General

Classifying Long-Term Worker as ‘Temporary’ May Cause Problems

I hired a temporary worker a few months ago. I saw that under work classifications, a temp’s time can be extended for one additional 90-day…

489
Posted in General

Download the Free New 2022 California Employment Laws White Paper!

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to be a primary focus in 2021, the California Legislature crafted and sent several hundred bills to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. As 2021 winds to…

479
Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

How to Handle Paystub Listing for COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

I read that the California COVID Supplemental Paid Sick Leave expired on Sept. 30, but I haven’t seen anything about the requirement to list the…

755
Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

OSHA Pauses Vaccine Standard Activities Pending Litigation, Creating Uncertainty in California

As previously reported, on November 5, 2021, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an emergency temporary standard in the Federal Register which…

670
Posted in Hiring

Labor Shortage Prompts Retirees’ Return to Workforce

California’s labor shortage is immense. A recent column in CalMatters noted that while the state has one of the highest unemployment rates, employers also “have hundreds…

700
Posted in Hiring

Diversity in Hiring: Discrepancy Exists Between Intent, Action

In California, diversity in the workplace has been a hot topic in recent years. Not only did then-Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. sign a bill…

657
Posted in Form I-9

Answers to Common Questions about Completing Form I-9

As employers are again hiring, a number of questions have arisen concerning the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Form. The following questions and answers may…

880
Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Federal Vaccination Rule Put on Hold

Just one day after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its mandatory vaccination emergency temporary standard, a federal court has put the rule on…