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COVID-19, I PRESUME

Workers Compensation Coverage for Diagnosed Workers California employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance for on-the-job injuries and job-related illnesses. California governor Newsom’s May 6, 2020 Executive Order N-62-20 (the order) directs that workers contracting COVID-19-related illness between March 19 and July 5, 2020 are presumed entitled to full work comp coverage, including medical care, temporary […]

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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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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE 28

EEOC Settles Female Miner Discrimination and Retaliation Case For $690,000 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the $690,000 resolution of its gender-based lawsuit against Alaska gold mining outfit Northern Star LLC, formerly Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo (Pogo). The government alleged Pogo discriminated against female underground miner Hanna Hurst by refusing to promote her despite promoting male […]

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019 CALIFORNIA’S CLARIFICATION ON EMPLOYEE ACCESS TO THEIR PAYROLL RECORDS

COPY THAT California employers must provide employees with accurate, itemized written wage statements semi-(twice)-monthly or at the time or each payment of wages. Those statements must contain exact, detailed pay-related information, such as the employee’s identity, hours worked, and gross and net wages earned. Labor Code 226(a). See, Ignore at Your Own Peril (February, 2018). […]

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Requiring Employers to Pay for Sick Days; a National Trend

PAID SICK LEAVE BENEFITS, A NATIONWIDE LIST – Is Your Business Affected? Currently, no federal paid sick leave law exists. However, over the last decade, many states, counties and cities have passed distinct laws requiring covered employers to provide such benefits to designated workers. Businesses employing persons in multiple covered locations may face conflicting requirements for […]

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WAGE DEDUCTIONS

When California Employers May Subtract from Earned Compensation Employers sometimes wish to make deductions from an employee’s wages for a variety of reasons.  Doing so without knowing what the law permits can be a mistake, as California has stringent laws on what deductions are allowed. As a general principle, employers may make deductions from wages […]

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WAGE CALCULATION 101

A Guideline for Proper Time Rounding Policies under California and Federal Law   Employees often clock in and out a few minutes early or late at beginning and end of day or for meal breaks. Is an employer required to calculate all those extra or short minutes in determining an employee’s wages? Fortunately, the answer […]

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San Diego Paid Sick Leave Requirements, Effective July 11 and September 2, 2016

Employers Must Cough Up at Least Five Days of Benefits As previously announced in Sick Pay Ordinance Epidemic Spreads to San Diego, New Measure Adds Yet More Uncertainty to Employer Obligations (June, 2016), San Diego voters recently enacted city-wide paid sick leave and minimum wage ordinance (Ordinance No. 20390).  See our blog Rising Minimum Wages, […]

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Navigating Piece Work Pay in California

••• Employers Urgently Must Revise Wage Systems in 2016, Including Possible Hourly-Plus-Piece Hybrid Plan The one constant feature of California employment law is change. There is perhaps no better recent example than this state’s “piece work” compensation rules. Starting January, 2016, employers must fundamentally re-structure such pay systems or face increasing risk of legal claims, […]

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LATEST MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES FOR CALIFORNIA CITIES

REQUIRE NEW NOTICES Continuing the trend of escalating minimum wage laws, numerous cities and one county in California increased their minimum wage effective July 1, 2016. See, for example, our blogs on San Francisco, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles City, and Los Angeles County.  The laws vary in their application to smaller and larger employers, […]

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