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FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS WORKPLACE RELIEF

New Paid Sick Leave, Family Leave and Tax Credits Effective April 2, 2020 On March 18, President Trump approved several coronavirus emergency measures for employees and employers, portions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act). Two sections enhance worker leave (or “furlough”) benefits.  The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (PSL Act) provides a new nationwide […]

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HOLDING FIRM

As a close observer of the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak from my West African work, the most precious commodity in the current pandemic is knowledge. Please consider this eight-minute COVID-19 video for a concrete understanding of the actual challenge we all face and the simple actions necessary to place this ordeal firmly in the rear view […]

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TELECOMMUTING IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Employers are taking various steps to help offset the economic repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic, such as providing employees with the use of paid sick leave, paid vacation time, and telecommuting. A well-written telecommuting policy permits managers and rank-and-file workers alike to know where they stand. It should minimally address these points: Identifying the equipment […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 ORGAN DONOR LEAVE EXPANDED

Effective January 1, 2020 California law requires employers with 15 or more on payroll to provide paid organ donor leave to any employee undergoing such procedures. Beginning January 1, 2020, employers must also provide additional unpaid time off up to a total of 30 business days for organ donor leave. Thus, any employee undergoing an […]

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION GET SMART(ER)

Order Our 2020 Updated Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms 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. […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 CALIFORNIA MINIMUM WAGE RATES

On January 1, 2020, California minimum wage will increase to $12.00 for small employers with 25 or fewer employees and to $13.00 per hour for larger employers with 26 or more employees. These rates continue to increase annually until they reach $15.00 per hour in 2022 for larger employers and in 2023 for those with […]

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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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THE BEST OFFENSE IS A GOOD DEFENSE

Order the 2019 Updated Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms As first-line defense against workplace disruption and legal claims, there is no substitute for well-written, up-to-date policies and procedures. A current, thorough employee policy manual (handbook) and complementary written internal guidelines covering all major aspects of personnel relations permit managers and rank-and-file workers alike to […]

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Employers Must Heed Pay Stub Technicalities California employers must accurately list specific wage-related information on each worker’s pay stub per pay period, including but not limited to the company’s name and address, total hours worked, wage rate(s), gross and net wages earned, all deductions, and inclusive dates of the pay period. Seemingly, the easiest requirement […]

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THE TRUTH: GET IT IN WRITING

Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms Updated for 2019 As first-line defense against workplace disruption and legal claims, there is no substitute for well-written, up-to-date policies and procedures. A current, thorough employee policy manual (handbook) and complementary written internal guidelines covering all major aspects of personnel relations permit managers and rank-and-file workers alike to know […]

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