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Posted in Workplace Safety

Recent Standards Board Rule Revisions Affect Many Businesses

We are a small machine shop that specializes in custom automotive parts and one of our employees recently requested a copy of our Injury and…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Now In Effect

On Monday, November 30, 2020, the Office of Administrative Law approved the new COVID-19 emergency regulation, which went into effect immediately. As previously reported, the…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

Updated Pay Data Reporting FAQs Released

One new law taking effect January 1, 2021, requires employers, who have 100 or more employees and are subject to federal EEO-1 reporting, to complete…

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Posted in General

Being Thankful in 2020

As we approach Thanksgiving in what has been an especially rough year, there’s no better time to focus our attention on what we have to…

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Posted in Health and Safety

Options to Consider When an Employee Threatens to Commit Suicide

I have an employee who has threatened to commit suicide. We are very concerned. What should we do, and do we have any obligations? These…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

COVID-19 Prevention Program Emergency Regulation Adopted

On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) voted to adopt a comprehensive and complex COVID-19 emergency regulation addressing a…

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Posted in Compensation

U.S. DOL Releases Training, Travel Time Opinion Letters

On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two opinion letters interpreting the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding the compensability…

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Posted in Compensation

Is Security Screening Time De Minimis?

After more than seven years and multiple federal and state court rulings, the saga of Apple, Inc.’s exit search policy continues. In an October amendment…

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Posted in General

Free 2021 California Employment Laws White Paper

Even in a months-long pandemic, the California Legislature passed a bunch of new employment laws — some COVID-19-related, some not — that Governor Gavin Newsom…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

New Minimum Wage Ordinances, Increases Coming January 1

In addition to the slew of new laws that employers must prepare for (and some of which are already in effect), employers shouldn’t lose sight…