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Archive for February, 2019

CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 25 – RUBBER CHECKS AND UNPAID WAGES REBOUND ON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

In another rebuke to the construction industry, the Labor Commissioner has cited RDV Construction, a Los Angeles County subcontractor, $12 million for wage theft violations involving more than a thousand workers. The Carpenters Contractors Cooperation Committee, a non-profit labor-management organization, assisted in bringing those violations to light. RDV provided crews on 35 mixed-use, apartment, and […]

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EMPLOYMENT BASICS TO ENSURE YOUR BUSINESS HAS THE PROTECTION IT NEEDS

Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms Updated for 2019 ORDER NOW! Prices will go up on March 1, 2019   Over the past two decades, we have developed and refined a “soup-to-nuts” employee handbook and package of basic hire-to-fire forms and policies.  Implementation of these forms and policies will greatly improve a company’s legal protection […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2019 – LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR

Final All-Day Session is Friday, February 22, 2019 In a one-day session, employment law specialist Tim Bowles will cover the structure and span of current workplace law from a management perspective, including the significant changes for 2019 in California. The seminar is a must for all business owners, executives and personnel management staff, setting the […]

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DFEH Charged San Diego Credit Union with Failing to Accommodate Disabled Employee

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers with five or more on payroll to engage in an “interactive process” with a worker requesting disability-related accommodation. The employer must have timely, good faith and ongoing discussions to explore if and how to reasonably accommodate the  physically or mentally disabled worker’s ability to perform the essential functions of his or […]

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E-VERIFY IS BACK – February 11, 2019 “Catch-Up” Deadline

The federal E-Verify program provides a way for employers to confirm that people they are hiring are eligible to work in the United States.  Participation in E-Verify is discretionary for most employers, but mandatory for federal contractors and certain others, such as businesses in states requiring its use. California is not one of those states. […]

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Harassment Prevention Training Is Mandatory in California 2019 Deadline

California employers with five or more on payroll at any location must provide at least two hours of sexual harassment training to all supervisors and at least one hour to all other full-time, part-time and temporary employees. All employees must complete the training by January 1, 2020 and retrain every two years thereafter. See, What’s […]

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WORKPLACE POLICIES, PRODUCTION AND FAIRNESS – Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms Updated for 2019

Over the past two decades, we have developed and refined a “soup-to-nuts” employee handbook and package of basic hire-to-fire forms and policies.  Implementation of these forms and policies will greatly improve a company’s legal protection in employment screening, hiring, training, terminations, and other related issues. We now offer our 2019 revised materials, containing critical additions […]

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What’s New for 2019 – CALIFORNIA’S INCREASED PROTECTIONS AGAINST WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

In addition to the safeguards we have recently reported, the California legislature has enacted other significant “Me-Too”-inspired legislation effective January 1, 2019 to further prevent workplace harassment and encourage those targeted to prevail on their claims: Optional Bystander Intervention Training Authorized. Employers may, but are not required to, provide bystander intervention training and guidance to […]

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