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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CA’s New Retirement Savings Program: CalSavers Registration Begins July 1

DATE: June 19th, 2019

CalSavers Retirement Savings Program is a simple way to help your employees save for the future. And you can get started today! CalSavers Registration launches July 1.

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Summer Staff & The Dangers of Misclassifying Unpaid Interns

DATE: June 12th, 2019

With the summer hiring season upon us, it’s important to discuss the risks of misclassifying unpaid interns and the ways to avoid this costly (yet incredibly common) mistake.

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Avoid Fines! Do You Understand CA’s Final Pay Regulations?

DATE: June 5th, 2019

California’s final pay regulations are strict, and even a single-day delay for a final paycheck can result in a penalty. Explore how to avoid costly fines.

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Top CA Companies Use ‘Stay Interviews’ to Drive Success – Do You?

DATE: May 22nd, 2019

Say goodbye to old exit interviews. California’s most successful companies are using stay interviews to boost engagement, support strategic planning, and so much more.

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Could ‘Employee Performance Management’ Be Your Game-Changer?

DATE: May 15th, 2019

Performance management strategies are increasingly becoming the gold standard for business owners & executives who are serious about achieving success.

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What CA Business Owners Need to Know About Personnel Records Requests

DATE: May 8th, 2019

There are strict laws for responding to personnel records requests – so don’t put your business at risk by not understanding what’s expected of you.

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