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Mandatory Poster and Pamphlet Changes Take Effect July 1, 2014

California and federal laws require employers to post and hand out the most current employment notices, even if you only have one employee in California. Not informing employees of their rights in the workplace can result in costly lawsuits and fines. Be ready to meet these mandatory July 1 compliance requirements in time: Post a […]

May 5 2014 - Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

First High Heat Advisory of 2014

Employers with outdoor workers are reminded to comply with California’s stringent heat illness standard. High temperatures this week throughout California led Cal/OSHA to issue its first high heat advisory of 2014. “Early in the season, especially as the temperatures spike, all workers, regardless of fitness, should be given the opportunity to acclimatize to handle heat […]

May 2 2014 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

CalChamber Joins Launch of Wage Theft Education Campaign

The California Chamber of Commerce joined California Labor commissioner Julie A. Su and the California Labor Federation yesterday in announcing the start of a statewide, multilingual campaign to educate workers and employers about wage theft. Featuring the slogan “Wage Theft is a Crime,” the campaign illustrates how workers in low-wage industries — including agriculture, garment, […]

May 1 2014 - Compensation, Exempt/Nonexempt, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Remove Your Job-Related Injuries Summary

Breaking news: Employers can actually take down a posting! April is coming to a close. It’s perfectly OK to remove the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (known as the Form 300A), which must be posted annually at your place of business from February 1 through April 30. Although the posting period is over, you […]

Apr 30 2014 - Health and Safety, Posters and Notices, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

“Job Killer” Bill Allows Employees to File Liens Against Employers

​A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that creates an unfair precedent in the wage-and-hour arena passed a hearing in the Assembly Judiciary Committee today. AB 2416 (Stone; D-Scotts Valley) allows employees to file liens on an employer’s real or personal property, or property where work was performed, based upon alleged, yet unproven, wage […]

Apr 29 2014 - Compensation, Meal and Rest Break, Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog Read More »