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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: START NOW

Secure Employee Handbook, Forms & Policies With 2021 Updates­­­ By the California legislature’s measure, the profound pandemic-driven changes on workplace legal standards will not be slowing in 2021. In the run-up to its September 30 deadline, Sacramento has churned out a slew of new laws affecting management and workers alike in the upcoming new year. […]

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TAKE THE LEAD

Model Employee Handbook and Forms; COVID-19 Policies As many California employers welcome back workers laid off by pandemic conditions, best practices include ensuring policies and forms are up-to-date. We are daily guiding managers through this process with particular eye on sound COVID-19 protocols. Our model forms include: Pandemic recovery and prevention procedures; Paid sick leave […]

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KNOW YOUR BOUNDARIES

New Employer Restrictions on Hiring Notices and Interviews Starting July 1, 2020 California law prohibits discrimination against applicants and employees for their membership in any protected class, including religious creed, disability and age (40+). The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has issued new regulations effective July 1, 2020, to better protect such individuals. Advertisements. The […]

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AHEAD OF THE CURVE

COVID-19 Specific Expansions to Our Model Employee Handbook and Forms As California’s workforces return in the pandemic’s wake, we continue to assist employers to plan and implement sound COVID-19 relevant policies and protocols. Best employment practices include a well-written, up-to-date employee policy manual (handbook) and complementary written internal procedures and forms covering all major aspects […]

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THE POST-PANDEMIC WORKPLACE

COVID-19 Motivated Expansions to Our Model Employee Handbook and Forms The pandemic winddown is inevitable. We continue to assist employers to plan and implement sound policies and protocols as business workforces return under COVID-19’s receding shadow. A current, thorough employee policy manual (handbook) and complementary written internal procedures and forms covering all major aspects of […]

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OY VEY, NOW WHAT?

Employers Must Use New I-9 Form Starting May 1, 2020 All U.S. employers must verify identity and work authorization for each employee hired within the U.S., including citizens and non-citizens, using “Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification” (I-9 Form). Starting May 1, 2020, businesses nationwide must begin using the revised I-9 Form (rev. 10/21/2019). Section 2 […]

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THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE

THINKING THE UNTHINKABLE Expanding Federal Post-Pandemic Guidelines for Safeguarding Returning Personnel Perhaps to dream but whether full business revival is prompt or eventual, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued expanded pandemic-related guidelines for screening returning employees. As covered in Infection Protection, What Employers Can Ask in a Pandemic (March 25), the EEOC […]

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BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL

COVID 19-Generated Expansions to Our Model Employee Handbook and Forms The current pandemic has been a game-changing wake-up call for us all. Our firm is proud to be helping clients through the maze of COVID-19 generated workplace laws, much of it from Congress’s hasty construction. Accordingly, we have expanded our 2020 model employment handbook and […]

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“AT WILL” EMPLOYMENT – A Three-Minute History

A concept born with the 1800s Industrial Revolution , “at will” employment is proclaimed to survive in every American state except Montana as the right of either employer or employee to terminate their relationship for any or no reason at any time, with or without advance notice. Yet, the principle has changed significantly over the […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – DOT YOUR I-9’S

Revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 Released January 31, 2020 All U.S. employers must verify identity and work authorization for each employee hired within the U.S., including citizens and non-citizens, using “Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification” (the I-9 Form or Form). The I-9 form directs the employee to present specified documents evidencing identity and employment […]

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