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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS…

KNOCK, KNOCK When It’s Your Turn For a Government Payroll Audit For California, the Employment Development Department (EDD) is responsible for the administration of unemployment and disability insurance, workforce training services and payroll audits. The agency has the power to impose significant, potentially fatal penalties for non-compliance. An EDD visit to look over pay practices […]

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STOPPING THE JERKS AND LURKS

MANDATORY SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION TRAINING The Rules Have Changed, Are You Ready? With the #metoo movement and the marked rise in media-reported workplace sexual misconduct claims, employers should regularly confirm they are taking all reasonable steps necessary to prevent discrimination and harassment. California continues to be a national leader in legislating just what constitutes “reasonable.” […]

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HAIRSTYLE DISCRIMINATION

California Aims to Protect Workers Against Race-Based Natural Hairstyle Bias Federal, state and local laws have long banned workplace racial discrimination. A recent trend seeks to expand such protections to various race-based traits, particularly certain hairstyles. Under California’s now-pending Senate Bill (SB 188), workplace dress or grooming policies prohibiting natural hairstyles, including Afros, braids and […]

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SAFETY SAFEGUARDED

Required Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Posting in California California law requires most employers who have had more than 10 employees on payroll during the last calendar year to keep illness and injury records for each worksite. Covered employers must also conspicuously post at each worksite an annual accident and injury summary for the prior […]

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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 her job. Failure to do so can be a costly error.

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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 24

Unpaid Wages and Attempt to Evade Consequences Result in Seizure of Owners’ Assets Continuing to target restaurants and other industries under its Wage Theft Is a Crime program, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has taken action against the Mango Gardens restaurant chain. In 2015 following a referral from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 CALIFORNIA’S ZERO TOLERANCE PROTECTIONS AGAINST WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

The Expanding Meaning of “Zero Tolerance” The #MeToo movement has prompted the California Legislature to expand employer liability for harassment of employees and other specified persons effective January 1, 2019, making it far easier for workers to sue and bring their cases to trial. Release and Waiver Agreements Prohibited: Except for certain negotiated settlement agreements […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS NEW 2019 OVERTIME EXEMPTION RATES

California Labor Code section 515.6 exempts certain licensed physicians and surgeons from overtime compensation if they receive set minimum hourly compensation. Effective January 1, 2019, the California Department of Industrial Relations is increasing the minimum from $79.39 to $82.72 per hour, up from $79.39, effective January 1, 2019. To avoid California’s requirements to pay overtime premium […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 – IRS Mileage Rate Increasing 3.5 Cents Effective January 1, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced its 2019 optional standard mileage reimbursement rate for employee business use of a personal vehicle, effective January 1, 2019, increasing from 54.5 cents to 58 cents. The IRS calculates the rate annually based on a study of fixed and variable automotive operating costs, including insurance, repairs, maintenance, gas […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 – COMPUTER SOFTWARE PROFESSIONALS

New 2019 Overtime Exemption Rates California Labor Code section 515.5 exempts certain computer software professionals from overtime compensation if they receive specified minimum compensation. California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has announced its rate increase for this minimum, effective January 1, 2019, to $45.41, up from $43.58.  Alternatively, an otherwise qualified employee paid by salary […]

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