Posts Tagged ‘employees’

Handling Summer Vacation Requests

Summer is generally a busy time of year for vacation requests. Employees want to take advantage of the good weather, and kids are out of school – allowing time for families to take summer vacations together. It might not always be possible for employers to grant specific vacation dates requested, especially if employees request the […]

9 Jun 14 - Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Beware of Wayward Cantaloupes

A former Los Angeles Unified School District Police officer was arrested for workers’ compensation fraud for inflating work-related injuries caused by a “wayward cantaloupe.”  While patrolling a school campus on his bicycle, the officer ran over the cantaloupe and lost control of his bicycle. He originally claimed that he injured his right knee, foot and […]

21 May 14 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Potential Expansion of Employment Authorization

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced two proposals designed to attract and retain highly skilled immigrants as part of the U.S. workforce. The first proposal relates to “H-4 dependents” (spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21) of H-1B nonimmigrant workers. Under current regulations, the DHS does not list H–4 dependents […]

15 May 14 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Eight Steps For Examining Your Wage Practices

Last week, California’s Labor Commissioner issued citations totaling more than $1.5 million to two janitorial companies for wage theft violations, including intentionally misclassifying 52 janitorial workers as independent contractors. The citations issued include assessments to recover the minimum wages, overtime and other premiums. Most employees are owed $30,000 or more, according to a statement from the Labor […]

13 May 14 - Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Request Form Available

San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance took effect January 1, 2014. Generally, the ordinance gives certain employees who are employed in San Francisco the right to request a flexible or predictable work arrangement to assist with caregiving responsibilities. The ordinance applies to employers with 20 or more employees, regardless of the employees’ location. The city’s […]

12 May 14 - Benefits, Time Off, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »