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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 32

Protect Workers from Injury – It’s the Law – and the Right Thing to Do While installing solar panels for Nexus Energy Systems, Inc., one of its workers fell 15 feet, landing on concrete and breaking his wrist and jaw.  The resulting investigation yielded several Cal/OSHA citations, including one for a prior injury the company […]

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING

California Employer Deadline: January 1, 2020 Recent California law requires employers with five or more on payroll to provide sexual harassment prevention and resolution training to all managers and employees by January 1, 2020. We offer half-day on-site group seminars as a superior alternative to online training. We have developed our presentation from over 20 […]

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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 31

RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY NOT FEELING THE LOVE 708,521 Reasons to Pay Workers Legally Not having worker’s compensation insurance for five years was bad enough, but when the Labor Commissioner’s Office started investigating a workers’ compensation complaint against 53-bed Amore Retirement Living, it also discovered failure to pay minimum wage, overtime, and other wage and hour […]

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HAIRSTYLE DISCRIMINATION BANNED

New California Law Takes Effect January 1, 2020 California law has long-prohibited workplace racial discrimination against employees and applicants. The state is now the first to link natural hairstyles to race, thus protecting their wearers from disparate treatment. The Legislature based passage of revised Government Code 12926 on a finding that workplace dress and grooming […]

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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 30

State Settles Sexual Harassment Case with Cypress Police Department The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)  defines sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances, or visual, verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature. This includes same-sex harassment, offering employment benefits in exchange for sexual favors, or retaliating after receiving a negative response to sexual advances. On June […]

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KEEP IT SIMPLE, KEEP IT CLEAR

Standard Workplace Practice With Our 2019 Updated Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms “The Bowles Law employee manual creates very clear-cut policy and stable data for staff. They know the rules of the game because they are written. Management can more easily correct erring staff.  Understandable, production-oriented standards of conduct mean employees can’t hit you […]

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