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The employer is authorized to request reasonable medical documentation to confirm the existence of the disability and the need for a reasonable accommodation, when the need is not obvious.

Requiring a Doctor’s Note to Confirm a Disability

One of my employees who has been with the company for a few years (and who was about to get written up for failing to complete projects in a timely manner) came to me and said she needed more time to complete her work because she’s dyslexic. I asked her to provide me a doctor’s […]

Mar 10 2020 - Disabilities - HRWatchdog Read More »

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 can create serious issues for employers given California’s strong legal protections for employees. Believe it or not, specific statutes limit your right to simply terminate a problem employee. And when […]

Mar 9 2020 - Discipline, Termination - HRWatchdog Read More »

Coronavirus Support Available for Workers, Employers

On Thursday, March 5, California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) clarified employer and employee coverage related to the coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19. The additional support comes one day after Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency as part of California’s response to the coronavirus. Covered employees who’ve been exposed to the coronavirus are […]

Mar 6 2020 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Paid Family Leave, Time Off - Mike McCluskey Read More »

Remember: Spring Forward on Sunday

On Sunday, March 8, be prepared to spring forward — and lose that precious hour between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. This annual practice affects employers in a couple of ways: Those with employees who work the graveyard shift should review their timekeeping practices, and the time change can cause employees to be sleepier on […]

Mar 5 2020 - Compensation, Workplace Safety - Katie Culliton Read More »

Celebrate your women employees in one of these three ways.

Celebrate International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History month, and each year, International Women’s Day (IWD) also falls within this month — on March 8. The 2020 Women’s History Month theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote,” which honors women who both fought for women’s suffrage rights and who continue to fight for voting rights of others. The 2020 […]

Mar 4 2020 - Discrimination, Harassment - Jessica Mulholland Read More »