Monthly Archives: March 2015

Employer caught denying workers’ comp benefits after employee loses limb

Harry Minassian, 55, of Granada Hills in Los Angeles Co. owner of Pacific Construction was arrested on four felony counts of workers’ compensation insurance fraud after refusing to report an employee’s serious injury to the State Compensation Insurance Fund. A … Continue reading

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Employee Handbook Essentials

A company employee handbook is one of the most important communication tools between your company and your employees. Not only does it set forth your expectations for your employees, but it also describes what they can expect from your company. It is … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Publishes Final Rule on Excepted Benefits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury published final rules on March 18, 2015 to amend the definition of excepted benefits to include certain limited coverage that wraps around individual health insurance. Such coverage … Continue reading

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AB 1897 Hiring Temporary Workers has its Risks

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, California’s Assembly Bill 1897 created a shared liability between companies that hire temporary workers and their supplying vendors (as in temp agencies, for example). This shared liability has to do with wage violations and workers’ comp. … Continue reading

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EEOC Seeks Public Input on Plan to Review its Significant Regulations

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on March 18, 2015 that it is inviting the public to provide input on its ongoing review of significant existing EEOC regulations to determine whether they should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed.  … Continue reading

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AB 1322 – would make it lawful to serve alcohol in beauty salons and barber shops

Existing law makes it unlawful for any person other than a licensee of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell, manufacture, or import alcoholic beverages in the state of California. The existing law allows the serving of alcohol without … Continue reading

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Two Bay Area Restaurants Violated the FLSA, Back Wages and Damages Due

Udupi Palace restaurants in San Francisco and Berkeley violated the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying workers overtime and the minimum wage to at least one worker, the U.S. Department of Labor announced February 25, 2015. The business … Continue reading

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