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Posted in Harassment

Office Romance, Valentine’s Day in the COVID Era

This Valentine’s Day looks drastically different than in years past, as many office environments have been in a state of telework for nearly a year…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

Employee Relocation on the Rise

With an accelerated boost from the pandemic, employees are taking advantage of modern technology and moving to locations far from their physical workplaces. And they…

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Posted in Disabilities Discrimination

If 65+ Employee Falters, Focus on Job Performance, Not Age

We have an employee who is over the age of 65 and has worked for us for several years, but recently his cognitive skills appear…

692
Posted in Time Off

Small Business in California? This Important Webinar Is for You

Managing an employee’s absence from work is particularly challenging for small businesses. On January 1, 2021, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and its leave…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

Santa Rosa Latest to Extend COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave

On February 2, 2021, Santa Rosa’s City Council adopted a newly revised local urgency ordinance, replacing the initial ordinance that was in place July 7,…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

California Pay Data Reporting User Guide, Templates Available

In January, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced that it would publish additional resources to assist employers with SB 973, and…

686
Posted in Independent Contractor

CA Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Proposition 22

The California Supreme Court delivered good news today by swiftly denying a petition to invalidate Proposition 22 as unconstitutional. California voters passed Proposition 22 last…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Local Ordinances

LA County, Sonoma County Revise, Extend COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

On January 26, 2021, both Los Angeles County and Sonoma County revised and extended their COVID-19 paid sick leave ordinances. Los Angeles County’s urgency ordinance…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

U.S. DOL Will Enforce FFCRA Up to Three Years

At the end of 2020, many eyes were on Congress to see how it would handle a second economic stimulus package to address the ongoing…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements Training

New Reporting/Training Mandate for Businesses Employing Minors

How has the mandate to report suspected child abuse and neglect changed under Assembly Bill (AB) 1963? What are the new training requirements? Several new…