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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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THE POST-PANDEMIC WORKPLACE

COVID-19 Motivated Expansions to Our Model Employee Handbook and Forms The pandemic wind down 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 […]

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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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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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CHECK OR DEBIT CARD

Changes to California’s Mandatory Workplace Pamphlets on State Benefit Programs California employers must provide certain government-issued pamphlets or information sheets to new hires, to employees on certain types of leaves of absence, and to workers upon termination of employment. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) — overseeing unemployment and disability benefits, payroll tax collection, and […]

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ALL IN THE FAMILY

New Workplace Notice Available For Family Related Leaves   Starting April 1, 2019, covered California employers must post the new Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave notice (DFEH-100-21/March 2019). Previously, the notice was only for employers with 50 or more on payroll. It summarized employee rights and responsibilities when requesting Family Care […]

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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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PREGNANCY ACCOMMODATION IN CALIFORNIA

New, Simpler Certification Form for Disability Leave, Transfer and Other Reasonable Accommodation The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers with five or more on payroll to provide pregnancy disability leave, transfer and/or other reasonable accommodation due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. A woman is “disabled by pregnancy” if her […]

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PAID PARENTAL LEAVE REQUIRED FOR SAN FRANCISCO EMPLOYERS

Groundbreaking Law Creates Paid Time Off for Baby Bonding   As part of their ongoing efforts to establish family-friendly workplaces, the City and County of San Francisco are now the first municipalities in the U.S. to require employers to pay for parental leave. The San Francisco Paid Parental Leave Ordinance and its amendment (together, PPLO), […]

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Changing Times Department:

New Definition of Spouse Under Federal Family Medical Leave Act Now Includes Same Sex Couples Prior to 2013, same sex spouses had no FMLA leave benefits regardless of whether their residence state recognized same sex marriages. However, U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in U.S. v. Windsor struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act which […]

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