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Employers, are you ready for November 6th?

Jennifer Kaiser   November 1, 2018

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Voting is a privilege and a responsibility that every American is lucky enough to enjoy. It is important to protect the privilege and ensure that every citizen has the opportunity to participate in the process. California employers have […]

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New California Employment Laws

Admin   October 16, 2018

The legislative calendar for the year has effectively ended and the new laws for 2019 are in. We have outlined below the new laws most likely to affect our clients. There was an increase in narrow, industry-specific employment laws this year which are not covered below. However, we provide a couple of examples of these industry-specific laws at the end of this newsletter and encourage you to check for anything […]

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Celebrate Employers!

Steve Holden   August 31, 2018

Yeah, a holiday weekend! Unfortunately, most Americans likely never even stop consider the purpose of the holiday. They may know it is “Labor Day” but not what that really means. According to most sources, it was the brainchild of the labor movement in the 19th century and designed to strengthen the movement by celebrating the contributions and achievements of the American worker. It is a fabulous idea to celebrate the […]

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The Carr Fire Sparks the Need to Remain Compliant During Natural Disasters

Adrian Hoppes   July 31, 2018

Amid the personal chaos caused by the Carr fire in Shasta County many business operations have also felt the impact, or will in the weeks and months to come. Our thoughts go out to any of our affected clients during this time of crisis. Below is valuable information if you are currently impacted by this disaster, for others, please take the time to review the list to proactively ensure your […]

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One Day’s Rest In Seven Rule

Victoria Dolan   July 17, 2018

Did you know that employees are entitled to one full day off each week? That means a day free from all work obligations including checking email! Section 551 of the California Labor Code sets forth the rule that that “every person employed in any occupation of labor is entitled to one day’s rest therefrom in seven.” Section 552, further states that “no employer of labor shall cause his employee to […]

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Don’t Follow EEOC Guidance (at least not always)

Steve Holden   July 16, 2018

We all know that the EEOC is a government agency with a significant bias in favor of employees and against employers. So, employers are frequently told to meet or exceed the EEOC guidance in order to be sure there are no compliance issues. This is commonly referred to a “best practices” advice. In other words, the most conservative (and usually most costly and administratively burdensome) advice. This “best practices, follow […]

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Further Attacks on Employment Arbitration

Steve Holden   May 16, 2018

Yesterday, Greg Bensinger reported in the Wall Street Journal that Uber Technologies Inc. is “ending the company’s use of the widespread but controversial practice of mandatory arbitration for claims of sexual harassment and assault.” The company apparently required arbitration for both employee claims and claims by its customers. The change, however, apparently relates only to claims regarding sexual misbehavior. Matters of pay inequity or race are still bound by Uber’s […]

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New Janitorial Industry Regulations have Far-Reaching Implications for other Employers – Including You!

Shannon Claire   May 15, 2018

The passage of AB 1978 (Property Service Workers Protection Act) creates new requirements for janitorial employers, including new record-keeping requirements, annual registration with the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), and providing biennial, in-person training on sexual violence and harassment prevention. As of July 1, 2018, all janitorial service businesses are required to register with the DLSE. The Department will maintain a public database of registered employers. If your business […]

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