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MINIMUM WAGE LAWS

A History With two exceptions (New Zealand, 1894; Australia, 1896), no country had a minimum wage law until the 20th Century. Instead, employers paid supposed “just (or fair) wages” on the purported mutual consent of their workers. Beginning in the late 1800s, religious and political groups attacked the “just wages” principle on the premise that […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – ROAD TRIP DIP

IRS Mileage Rate Down a Half Cent Effective January 1, 2020 The Internal Revenue Service has announced its 2020 optional standard mileage reimbursement rate for employee business use of a personal vehicle, effective January 1, 2020, decreasing from 58 to 57.5 cents. These rates stem from annual government studies of fixed and variable automotive operating […]

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PAYDAY MAYDAY

Read the Fine Print: Payroll Companies Not Responsible for Employer Compliance Many employers mistakenly presume they can depend on their payroll companies for legally compliant services.  The fine print will almost certainly establish otherwise. Unfortunately, more than a few businesses have learned this lesson the hard way. It is common for payroll service providers to […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – GROUND RULES SCHOOL

Annual Seminar for Employers Covering Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws for 2020  February 28, 2020 Reserve your seat today! With this week’s session sold out, Tim Bowles will deliver his new year labor and employment law seminar once more.  Over a full day, Tim will cover the span of current workplace law from […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Higher Workplace Standards to Assist Lactating Moms Since 2002, California has required employers to provide their lactating employees with reasonable time and adequate space to express breast milk.  Effective January 1, 2020, Senate Bill (SB) 142 requires a clean, private and safe workplace location for the activity and a written lactation accommodation policy.  Significant penalties […]

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MY TRUE PAY

Kids, Liberia, 2019 “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill My “night job” for some 15 years now is to help make a difference in one of the most challenging regions of the planet, including the nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone, […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – TIME’S UP, EXTENDED

Longer Three-Year Deadline For Initiating Discrimination Claims Targets of workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation prohibited by California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) now have three years (up from the previous one year) to file a claim with California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against the subject employer. A person claiming such wrongful […]

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ETHICS

The Twentieth Century, and the start of the Twenty-First, have been no cakewalk. While our advances in science and technology have made possible the real prospect of a civilized world community, the reason, ethics and justice that would establish a secure society and lasting peace have been repeatedly crushed by the madness of ignorance, global […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – GET GOING BY KNOWING

Annual Seminar Covering 2020 Workplace Laws Join Tim Bowles Friday, January 24 or Friday, February 28 for his day-long briefing on the significant changes in workplace legal basics for 2020.  The topics will include: Hiring process, including applications, interviews, and testing; Discipline and termination; The essentials of written employment agreements, including the new restrictions on […]

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