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WORKPLACE PANDEMIC PREVENTION

Model Employee Handbook and Forms Include Vital COVID-19 Protocols With the pandemic’s continuing uncertainty, we have updated our model employee handbook and forms package to add key workplace policies and protocols for COVID-19. Our model forms include: Pandemic recovery and prevention measures; Paid sick leave benefits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and related federal […]

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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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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 PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS NEW 2020 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, 2020, the California Department of Industrial Relations is increasing the minimum from $82.72 to $84.79 per hour, effective January 1, 2020. To avoid California’s requirements to pay overtime premium rates after eight hours worked in a day […]

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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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Walmart Hit with Six Million Dollar Verdict for “Discouraging” Off-Site Meal Breaks California employers must provide non-overtime-exempt employees unpaid meal break(s) based on the number of hours worked in a given day. See, Required Meal Periods and Rest Breaks Revisited (April, 2018). The California Supreme Court’s 2012 Brinker Restaurant Corp. decision clarified that “employer-provided” breaks […]

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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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Playa Vista Car Wash Takes a Dunking for $2.36 Million “Wage Theft” On April 17, 2019, the Labor Commissioner’s Office announced a $2.36 million citation — the largest issued against a car wash business to date — against Playa Vista Car Wash along with its president and general manager for failing to properly pay or provide required […]

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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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