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California Back as No. 1 ‘Judicial Hellhole’ in Nation

California has landed atop the “Judicial Hellholes” list again, according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF). Trailing not far behind California are Florida, New York City and St. Louis, Missouri. California was No. 1 in the 2015–2016 report, and also held the No. […]

Jan 10 2019 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

HR Boot Camp Seminar

HR Boot Camp Seminars for 2019 Start Next Month

Are there any exceptions to California’s meal and rest break rules? How does the New Parent Leave Act interact with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act? These are just a few of the daunting questions you likely face if you’re new to handling human resources in California. When managing the complexities […]

Jan 9 2019 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

Lump Sum Vacation May Have Employers Taking Their Lumps

I want my employees to have 10 days of vacation each year, but I don’t want them to have to wait to use it while it accrues. Can I just give them a lump sum of 10 days of vacation at the beginning of each year? In 1982, the California Supreme Court issued its decision […]

Jan 8 2019 - Benefits, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

Labor Commissioner Releases “Blacklist” of Port Trucking Companies

A new law, SB 1402, went into effect on January 1 of this year and imposes joint liability on client employers who hire port drayage motor carriers (port trucking companies) with certain unpaid employment-related judgments. Under Labor Code section 2810.4, a “port drayage motor carrier” includes any company or individual that hires or engages commercial […]

Jan 4 2019 - Labor Relations - Bianca Saad Read More »

EEOC Rescinds Financial Incentive Rules for Wellness Programs in 2019

The new year brings a major change that affects employer wellness programs – the EEOC is rescinding regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) relating to the use of financial incentives in employer-sponsored wellness programs. The EEOC published notices in the Federal Register on December 20, 2018 […]

Jan 3 2019 - Benefits - Erika Pickles Read More »