Wearing “Black Lives Matter” On Uniform Can Be Protected Activity Under NLRA
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Posted in Labor Relations

Wearing “Black Lives Matter” On Uniform Can Be Protected Activity Under NLRA

On February 21, 2024, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision that an employer violated federal law when it directed an employee to…

Cal/OSHA’s Civil Penalties Increase in 2024
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Posted in Record Retention Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA’s Civil Penalties Increase in 2024

Inflation doesn’t just affect food, housing and energy costs — its effects are far-reaching, as the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) recent…

Attention on Deck: Register Now for HR Bootcamp
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Posted in General

Attention on Deck: Register Now for HR Boot Camp

An HR professional’s job is essential, challenging and stressful — but also can be rewarding. In the Golden State, keeping track of and administering California’s…

California’s Primary Election is March 5
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Posted in Posters and Notices Time Off

California’s Primary Election is March 5

The 2024 March Primary Election is next Tuesday, March 5 — and early numbers are showing a historically low turnout. Even with the expansion of…

Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
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Posted in Workplace Policies

New Report Finds Private Attorneys General Act Is Too Slow to Resolve Claims, Too Little Compensation Goes to Workers

A new report by former heads of California’s labor and occupational safety agencies found that employee labor claims filed under California’s lawsuit-first Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)…

Need Help Applying 2024 California Employment Laws in Your Workplace?
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Posted in General

Need Help Applying 2024 California Employment Laws in Your Workplace?

The 2023 legislative session ended with hundreds of bills hitting Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk, many of which are now affecting employers’ compliance efforts. For those…

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Posted in Privacy

Privacy Regulations Enforcement Delay Vacated

On February 9, 2024, a California Court of Appeal ordered a lower court to vacate its ruling delaying enforcement of the California Privacy Rights Act…

pay data reporting, cabinet install
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Posted in General

Pay Data Reporting Depends on Usual Business of Client, Contractor

I own a cabinet making and installation company. Last year, my employees spent several days installing cabinets in the offices of a large tech company….

mandatory california pamphlets
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Posted in Posters and Notices

Mandatory Pamphlet Updates for California Employers

All California employers are required to distribute six pamphlets to employees, and two of them — Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Workers’ Compensation Rights and Benefits…

H-1B Visa Opens March 6
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Posted in Hiring

H-1B Visa Opens March 6; New Regs Affect Filing Fees, Selection Process

The H-1B visa allows American employers to temporarily hire highly skilled foreign professionals (a total of 85,000) in occupations that require specialized knowledge that many…