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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

Rest Assured, Our February 21 Webinar Provides Clarity

Think it’s OK in California if a nonexempt employee occasionally misses a meal break or takes a late lunch? What about letting that employee combine…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

Form 300A: Don’t Forget to Post February 1

Remember that you need to post the Form 300A summary of job-related injuries and illnesses from 2018 at your place of business from February 1 through April…

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Posted in Hiring Reporting Requirements

H-1B Visa Premium Processing Resumes

On January 28, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 cap-subject H-1B visa petitions. The…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Class Action Settlement Doesn’t Prevent Second Lawsuit: Employee Gets Another Bite of Apple

An employee, who was a member of a wage-and-hour class action settlement with her employer, is able to pursue a subsequent lawsuit against her employer…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

Fremont City Council Adopts New Minimum Wage Ordinance

The City of Fremont is the latest city to adopt a local minimum wage ordinance. On January 15, 2019, the Fremont City Council voted unanimously…

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Posted in Compensation Overtime

All Minutes Count When Paying California Employees

Our nonexempt employees answer texts and calls after-hours. Is this work time and how much time would we pay for a five-minute call, for example?…

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Posted in Disabilities

Extending a Reasonable Accommodation Requires Interactive Process

A California credit union will pay over $27,000 in lost wages and emotional distress to a former employee after she was terminated for requesting an…

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Posted in Training

On the Road: Employment Law Updates Seminars

The New Year brings many things — resolutions, cold weather and CalChamber’s annual Employment Law Updates seminars. Our seminars are sell-out shows and currently seats…

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Posted in General

Looking Behind and Ahead: “Top 8” Posts of 2018

Even though we are in mid-January, let’s take one last fond look back at 2018. 2018 was quite a year for employers with several new…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA Time Off

Grandma Asks for FMLA for Grandbaby

My employee wants to take federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave when her daughter has a baby. Can I deny her request? Typically,…