That Newsom proposal for six-month paid family leave? It’s bold—but less so than it seems.

Californians who like the idea of getting more paid time off work to care for a new baby may find good news and bad news in the details of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget. CLICK HERE to read the complete article by Cal Matters.… Read More »

Do You Have To Let Your Employees Work From Home?

  “Do I have to let my employees work from home?” With technological advances and with market demand for flexible work arrangements constantly increasing, the question comes up all of the time.  Generally speaking, the answer is no. Some positions just don’t translate to working remotely.  CLICK HERE to read the complete article by Smith… Read More »

Extending a Reasonable Accommodation Requires Interactive Process – HRWatchdog

As employers, we’re responsible for reasonably accommodating employees with disabilities.  The recent article posted by HRWatchDog.CalChamber.com is a reminder that an accommodation for an employee with a disability does not necessarily expire at the conclusion of the time period listed on a doctor’s note. Read the complete article at https://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/2019/01/extending-reasonable-accommodation-requires-interactive-process/.… Read More »

How will California’s 2018 laws affect you?

California 2018 Minimum Wage California employers must comply with the state’s minimum salary requirement for Administrative Exempt (salaried) employees.  In California, Administrative Exempt employees must earn a monthly salary of no less than two times the state minimum wage for full-time employment. Administrative Exempt Employee Salary Requirement (Employers with 26 or more employees) This does… Read More »

Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes — Effective January 1, 2018

SB 68 – New Parent Leave Act Signed – This bill will require 12 weeks of job-protected maternity and paternity leave for smaller companies with 20 to 49 employees. Under current law, only those who work for an employer of 50 or more are eligible for job-protected leave. SB 63 will take effect January 1,… Read More »

Employers will no longer be able to ask about an applicant’s criminal history

AB 1008 (McCarty) – Criminal History Background Checks for Job Applicants – Signed This bill will prohibit an employer from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional job offer is made. This is the so-called “ban-the-box” law which refers to the criminal history box on job applications. AB 1008 will take… Read More »

Who’s Responsible for Providing Disability-Related Workplace Accommodations to Temporary Employees?

Many businesses use temporary workers placed by staffing agencies. But who is responsible when a temporary worker requests a disability accommodation?  The staffing agency and the business … CLICK HERE for the complete article by The National Law Review.… Read More »

Labor Commissioner Fines Contractor for Wage Theft of Subcontractor – Calchamber Alert

calchamberalert.com For the first time, the Labor Commissioner has held a general contractor responsible for wage theft by its subcontractor by issuing citations under AB 1897 (Section 2810.3 of the Labor Code), which took effect on January 1, 2015. The Labor… CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE … Read More »