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California Hospital Violence To Get Regulatory Injection

Health Care Worker Fatality Rate Has Been Twice for All Other Industries Combined New Labor Code section 6401.8 requires state government, no later than July 1, 2016, to adopt required standards for acute general care and acute psychiatric hospitals plans to prevent workplace violence. The new statute is from Senate Bill (SB) 1299, approved by […]

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California Labor Laws 2015: Unfair Immigration-Related Practices

California Extends Protections For Whistleblowing Employees As relayed a year ago in California’s Expanded Immigration-Related Protections, this state provides the most stringent retaliation protections for immigrant workers in the country. Effective January 1, 2015, California employer obligations in this area are increased again. Labor Code section 1019 has prohibited any California business from engaging in […]

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California Labor Laws 2015: Employer Responsibility for Staffing Agency Labor Violations

Business Must Carefully Balance the Risks Effective January 1, 2015, California Assembly Bill 1897 makes employers that hire workers from staffing agencies automatically liable for wages and workers’ compensation violations by the staffing agencies. Labor unions promoted this new law. The California Chamber of Commerce opposed it. AB 1897 makes it easier for a worker […]

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California Labor Commissioner Provides the FAQs on New Paid Sick Leave Benefits Law

As covered in Mandatory Paid Sick Leave for California Employees, AB 1522 requires each California employer, regardless of size (and except for those with collective bargaining agreements and other very limited exemptions), to provide paid sick leave benefits to any temporary, part-time and full-time employee once he or she has worked for that company in […]

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San Francisco Minimum Wage Escalates to $11.05 and Beyond

Rate Effective January 1, 2015 Starting January 1, 2015, employers (regardless of where located) must pay wages of at least $11.05 per hour to each employee who performs work in San Francisco (including temporary and part-time employees). The minimum wage requirement, set forth in the November 4, 2014 San Francisco Minimum Wage Ordinance, applies to […]

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Mileage Reimbursement Rates for 2015

IRS has pumped it up again In a December 10, 2014 directive, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased its optional standard mileage reimbursement rate for an employee’s business use of his or her vehicle from 56 cents in 2014 to 57.5 cents in 2015. The government calculates the mileage rate by an annual study […]

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Employment Arbitration Agreements

In California, the Battle Continues While private parties doing business are free to agree to arbitrate any dispute between them outside of the courts, an employer who presents a “take-it-or-leave-it” arbitration requirement to a job applicant as a condition of hiring presents special problems. California’s appeals courts have been particularly dedicated – or perhaps in […]

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California’s Paid Sick Leave Notice and Poster Must Be Implemented January 1, 2015

Wage Theft Notice and Poster Template Now Available As reported in “Mandatory Paid Sick Leave for California Employees” California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act (Assembly Bill [AB] 1522) requires nearly all California employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. While affected employers do not need to provide paid sick leave until July 1, […]

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Human Rights Day Forum: Religious Freedom in an Extremist World

Interfaith Roles and Responsibilities  

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Employment Law Seminar with Tim Bowles

Employment Basics, New California Workplace Laws for 2015 2015 will bring significant changes in California workplace regulation, among some 930 bills that Governor Brown has signed into law in recent months. Over an intensive day-long session, labor and employment law specialist Tim Bowles will present his annual review of the workplace legal basics, with emphasis […]

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