Category: Termination

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Posted in Termination

Employee Arrested While Off Duty? Proceed Cautiously; Gather Facts

One of our employees did not show up for work yesterday and failed to call or otherwise notify us of his absence. We have a…

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Posted in Termination

Layoffs Involve Some Strict Rules with a Bit of Employer Discretion

Due to a number of reasons, we are going to have to lay off a few employees. I have heard that there are certain rules…

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Posted in Termination

Final Wages to Fired Employee Should Include Reporting Time Pay

Late during the shift one afternoon, I discovered one of the employees had been stealing from the company. I immediately sent him home. When he…

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Posted in Disabilities Termination Time Off

Things to Consider When Deciding on Disability Leave Extension

We have an employee who has been out on disability for almost a year, but we can’t let him go because he’s on disability. What…

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Posted in Compensation Final Paycheck Termination Workplace Safety

Retaliation, Wage Theft Top Recent California Labor Commissioner Citations

Although the California Labor Commissioner has allocated many resources to enforcing COVID-19-related infractions during the pandemic, that doesn’t mean it’s turned a blind eye to…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

California Businesses Considering Furloughs v. Layoffs Again

Nearly five months have passed since California Governor Gavin Newsom issued his initial shelter-in-place order. In March, many California businesses were left facing difficult choices…

The CalWARN Act guidance provides additional clarification on the requirements employers must satisfy in order to qualify for the 60 days’ notice requirement suspension.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

Guidance on Temporary CalWARN Suspension for COVID-19

As previously reported, on March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order temporarily suspending the notice requirements of California’s Worker Adjustment and…

Employers are facing difficult decisions during this COVID-19 pandemic.
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

Furloughs Versus Layoffs: Is There a Difference in California?

Many Californian businesses are facing difficult choices during this COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic). Confronting losses in revenue and uncertainty in the…

Concerned employers are welcoming the Governor’s recent executive order
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Termination

California WARN Act Suspended For COVID-19 Emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order suspending the bulk of the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) for the duration of…

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Posted in Discipline Termination

March 19 Webinar Tackles Tough Decisions

Performance issues. Misconduct. Excessively absent or late to work. Reasons for disciplining and terminating employees run the gamut — but blindsiding employees by firing them…