Posts Tagged ‘employees’

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 »

Feds Take Action on Immigration-Related Issues

A surge of enforcement activity from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) should reinforce to employers that it’s unlawful to discriminate against new hires during the Form I-9 employment eligibility verification process. The DOJ has already settled seven cases in Fiscal Year 2014 involving immigration-related discrimination. The DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair […]

9 May 14 - Discrimination, Form I-9, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 […]

5 May 14 - Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead 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 […]

2 May 14 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »