Monthly Archives: June 2015

HR Expert Q & A – Paid Sick Leave

When choosing between Paid Sick Leave’s (PSL’s) accrual method or the up-front (lump sum) method of distributing PSL, there are advantages and disadvantages to both. Additionally, the work schedules, OT requirements, wage orders, and number of full-time, part-time, seasonal/temporary employees … Continue reading

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New Cal/OSHA Educational Materials for Workers and Employers Now Available Online

Oakland — Cal/OSHA released two new fact sheets this month that expand upon resources available to the public. Health & Safety Rights: Facts for California Workers details ways for employees to work with employers and Cal/OSHA to keep their jobs … Continue reading

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July 1 Compliance Alert: CFRA Posting/Regulations

California Employers: You must post the revised CFRA notice on July 1, 2015 if you are a: Private-sector employer with 50 or more part or full-time employees in 20 or more workweeks in the current or preceding calendar year, including … Continue reading

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Changes to CA Paid Sick Leave Law Passes State Assembly

With a week to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is pending in the Legislature to adjust how the law is implemented. AB 304 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), if passed and … Continue reading

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Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory as Temperatures Rise across the State

Cal/OSHA is advising all employers to protect their outdoor workers from the risks associated with heat illness. Through next Monday June 22, temperatures are expected to be 15 to 25 degrees above normal in Southern California. The National Weather Service … Continue reading

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Penalties for Late Payment of Final Wages Under California Law Are Not Wages

The IRS Office of Chief Counsel has released a memorandum advising that late payment penalties an employer is required to make under California law to terminated or quitting employees are not wages for FICA, FUTA, and federal income tax withholding … Continue reading

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OSHA Publishes Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on June 1, 2015 published a Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers*. The publication provides guidance to employers on best practices regarding restroom access for transgender workers. The guide was developed … Continue reading

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Emeryville Adopts Minimum Wage Increase and Paid Sick Leave

On June 2, 2015 the City Council of the City of Emeryville passed its Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. According to information received from the city’s Economic Development and Housing Division Community Development Department, the new wage and … Continue reading

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New Federal Guidance on Form I-9 and AB 60 Driver’s Licenses

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on May 19 posted on its website guidance for employers of employees who present a driver’s license issued by a state to persons who cannot submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States. … Continue reading

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USCIS Offers On-Demand I-9, E-Verify Training

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services now offers employers free on-demand webinars on Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and E-Verify. Form I-9 Webinar On-Demand: This free self-service tool reviews Form I-9 and imparts best practices at the viewers’ convenience. Viewers can … Continue reading

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