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Posted in Reporting Requirements

VETS-4212 Filing Opens Monday

On Monday, August 1, the 2022 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing season begins. Required filers have until September…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

San Francisco’s New Public Health Emergency Leave

San Francisco employers should prepare for yet another local ordinance starting this October! San Francisco voters recently passed Proposition G, a new permanent public health…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Overtime Workplace Policies

California Laws Generally Apply Only within Borders of State

Since the pandemic, my company has been allowing employees to work from home. Without informing our human resources department, several of these employees have moved…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Updated Cal/OSHA, EEOC COVID-19 Guidance

While COVID-19 guidance, orders and regulatory changes haven’t been as frequent as they were in the past two years, employers should review a couple of…

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Posted in Form I-9

Employers May Need to Update Forms I-9 as COVID-19 Era Policy Ends

As a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) COVID-19-era Form I-9 policy ends, employers need to make sure they have updated their relevant Forms I-9…

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Posted in Compensation

Ninth Circuit Requests Help From CA Supreme Court Again

On July 8, 2022, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified three questions to the California Supreme Court to assist it with ruling whether a…

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Posted in Form I-9

Steps to Take When Audit Reveals Errors in Completed Forms I-9

I am planning to audit our completed Forms I-9. What do I do if I find errors? Good for you! It is a best practice…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

California Employers Wildfire Smoke Standard Reminder

As wildfire smoke affects the Sierra and foothills, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds employers to take steps to protect their…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

State Change in COVID-19 Definition of ‘Close Contact’ Leaves Questions for California Employers

One of the most well-known elements of COVID-19 workplace safety was changed last month — to relatively little fanfare — and it has left California…

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Posted in Disabilities

Medical Documentation Requirements for Disability Leaves

If an employee requests a leave of absence as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), can I require medical documentation from their…