Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? Catch up now — episodes are only 15 minutes! The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting an Off-Site Work Event Off-site work events can help create a more collaborative workforce, but they also come with a range of liability risks. In this episode of The Workplace […]

18 Oct 19 - Benefits, Discrimination, Harassment, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Pre-Employment Drug Testing as Marijuana Tests Reach Record ‘Highs’

Marijuana is legal in California, and unemployment rates remain low. Meanwhile, workplace drug tests yielding positive results are hitting record highs. What should California employers do about pre-employment drug testing? Positive Drug Test Hits 14-Year High Positive workplace drug tests increased 4.4 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to an annual Quest Diagnostics Analysis. Marijuana […]

30 Sep 19 - Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

Employees Cannot Recover Wages Under PAGA

The California Supreme Court recently determined that employees cannot recover unpaid wages on behalf of themselves and other aggrieved employees under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) (ZB, N.A. and Zions Bancorporation v. Superior Court of San Diego County, No. S246711 (Cal. Sept. 12, 2019)). This ruling will limit employees’ ability to get around arbitration […]

18 Sep 19 - Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Need to Reimburse Restaurant Employees for Non-Slip Black Shoes? Court Says No

When must employers reimburse employees’ expenses? It depends, of course, on the circumstances. As previously reported, some employees submit unusual and even hilarious expense reports for items like kids clothing, Super Bowl tickets, cat litter and even a cow. Sometimes, it’s obvious when employers don’t have to reimburse an employee (sorry, you probably need to […]

31 Jul 19 - Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Podcast Rewind: What Not to Wear – To Work and Other California Employer Concerns

In case you missed it, check out this podcast for tips on enforcing your company’s dress code during the summer months. Already in control of your dress code? Other recent podcasts address vaccinations in the workplace, employment law proposals in the Capitol and disaster preparedness. Employees Should Dress for What They Do It’s summertime in California and […]

29 Jul 19 - Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »