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Temporary COVID-19 Regulations: What You Need to Know

DATE: November 21st, 2020

On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Boards of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) adopted temporary COVID-19 regulations intended to combat the spread of COVID-19 in California workplaces.

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California Unemployment Compensation

DATE: November 20th, 2020

California’s unemployment insurance (UI) program provides weekly unemployment insurance payments to workers who lose their job through no fault of their own.

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Employers Must Submit Annual Pay Data Before March 2021

DATE: November 19th, 2020

On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation (SB 973) requiring private employers to submit an annual pay data report to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) by no later than March 31, 2021 and annually thereafter.

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Top HR Challenges in California

DATE: November 13th, 2020

State laws and regulations, technology and other emerging trends, have changed the way HR Management is done in California

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Top 5 HR Trends

DATE: November 6th, 2020

Human Resources is growing faster, and now HR Management is more than an administrative department.

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Most Common Workplace Complaints

DATE: October 29th, 2020

Lawsuits can be prevented if you have a prevention program and a workplace complaints management partner. Know the most common workplace complaints.

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Blueprint for a Safer Economy – COVID-19 and Equity

DATE: October 21st, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a statewide, stringent and slow plan for living with COVID-19 for the long haul. The plan imposes risk-based criteria on tightening and loosening COVID-19 allowable activities and expands the length of time between changes to assess how any movement affects the trajectory of the disease.

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COVID-19-Related FAQs

DATE: October 20th, 2020

California had begun easing into a phased reopening plan when COVID-19 cases started surging. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.

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COVID-19 Paid Leave

DATE: October 19th, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

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Legal Requirements for Unpaid Internships

DATE: October 16th, 2020

Internships can be a true win-win situation, but, if you don’t follow the rules to make sure an internship is a true learning experience, that intern starts to look a lot like an employee who just isn’t getting paid.

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California Voting Leave

DATE: October 5th, 2020

According to the law (Cal. Election Code Ann. §§ 14000 – 14003), if a voter does not have enough time outside of working hours to vote, the voter may, without loss of pay, take off enough working time that will enable the voter to vote.

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New CA Law: AB 1159 Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19 and Workers’ Compensation

DATE: October 2nd, 2020

On September 17, 2020, California Governor, signed Senate Bill (“SB”) 1159, which creates a rebuttable presumption that certain employees who test positive for COVID-19 contracted the virus at work for workers’ compensation purposes.

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NEW COVID-19 Exposure Notifications Requirements

DATE: September 29th, 2020

California governor signed Assembly Bill 685 (“AB 685”), which expands Cal/OSHA’s authority with respect to workplace COVID-19 cases and imposes new COVID-19 reporting requirements on ALL California employers.

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Is your business relying on your payroll company to protect against labor law violations?

DATE: September 29th, 2020

A payroll service provider cannot be held liable for errors it makes in issuing paychecks to workers of companies it contracts with

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PLEASE don’t make these workplace complaints investigation mistakes.

DATE: September 18th, 2020

California employment laws require an employer to conduct a “prompt and thorough” investigation of any alleged conduct. Failing to conduct an investigation after a claim, leaves the employer exposed in subsequent legal action.

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How to Layoff and Rehire Employees in California

DATE: September 14th, 2020

Are you considering laying off employees? Do you have a plan to bring employees back and rebuild your team? Know how to do it properly.

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3 Costly (but Common!) Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners

DATE: August 14th, 2019

Here are the three most overlooked small business owner mistakes – because, ultimately, the risks we fail to recognize are the ones that are most dangerous

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CA Court Rules – Even On-Duty Meal Periods Must Be 30 Minutes

DATE: August 7th, 2019

In July, the California Court of Appeal ruled that on-duty meal periods are subject to the same 30-minute minimum as off-duty breaks. Does this affect you?

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How to Avoid a Workers Compensation “Claims & Costs Nightmare”

DATE: July 10th, 2019

CA Business Owners: Your workers compensation premiums go up the more you use your coverage. Here are 10 Practical Tips to minimize claims & costs.

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Don’t Get Sued! Are You Compliant with CA’s Pay Stub Requirements?

DATE: June 26th, 2019

California has very specific pay stub requirements — and failing to provide the right info with paychecks could mean up to $4,000 in fines per employee!

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