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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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NO BASE LIKE HOME

When Interstate Transport Workers are Entitled to California Paycheck Protections While each state has the power to set wage and other workplace standards for labor performed within its borders, that authority can blur when truckers and passenger carrier personnel divide their work time between the states. On several suits by pilots and flight attendants, the […]

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New Local Minimum Wage Rates Effective July 1, 2020

California minimum wages are currently $13.00 per hour for employers with 26 or more employees and $12.00 for employers with 25 employees or less. On January 1 of each coming year, these will continue to increase one dollar/hour until reaching $15 per hour for the larger employers (26-plus) in 2022 and for the smaller employers […]

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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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APPLE OUTSMARTED

Company Must Pay Workers for Bag and Device Check Time Like many companies, Apple has a practice of checking retail workers’ bags and personal electronic devices after they clock out as a theft prevention measure. In a February 2020 ruling, the California Supreme Court directed that Apple must compensate such employees for that time, including […]

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STUDY UP

Annual Seminar for Employers Covering Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws for 2020 Final Date is February 28, 2020 Reserve your Seat Today! One opportunity remains to attend our annual labor and employment law seminar, Friday, February 28. Over the course of the day, Tim Bowles will cover the structure and span of current […]

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MINIMUM WAGE LAWS

A History With two exceptions (New Zealand, 1894; Australia, 1896), no country had a minimum wage law until the 20th Century. Instead, employers paid supposed “just (or fair) wages” on the purported mutual consent of their workers. Beginning in the late 1800s, religious and political groups attacked the “just wages” principle on the premise that […]

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PAYDAY MAYDAY

Read the Fine Print: Payroll Companies Not Responsible for Employer Compliance Many employers mistakenly presume they can depend on their payroll companies for legally compliant services.  The fine print will almost certainly establish otherwise. Unfortunately, more than a few businesses have learned this lesson the hard way. It is common for payroll service providers to […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – GROUND RULES SCHOOL

Annual Seminar for Employers Covering Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws for 2020  February 28, 2020 Reserve your seat today! With this week’s session sold out, Tim Bowles will deliver his new year labor and employment law seminar once more.  Over a full day, Tim will cover the span of current workplace law from […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – GET GOING BY KNOWING

Annual Seminar Covering 2020 Workplace Laws Join Tim Bowles Friday, January 24 or Friday, February 28 for his day-long briefing on the significant changes in workplace legal basics for 2020.  The topics will include: Hiring process, including applications, interviews, and testing; Discipline and termination; The essentials of written employment agreements, including the new restrictions on […]

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