Monthly Archives: July 2015

San Francisco Formula Retail Worker Bill of Rights Amendments and Posting Updates

The proposed amendments to the San Francisco Formula Retail Worker Bill of Rights, listed below, have passed as of July 9, 2015. In addition, the OLSE has issued FAQs (click here to download) and a template notice of rights (click … Continue reading

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CA Attorney General Partners with U.S. Department of Labor To Combat Wage Theft

LOS ANGELES — On July 28, 2015 Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) signed a cooperative agreement to crack down on employer wage theft and other illegal labor practices. The … Continue reading

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Workers Affected by California Drought to Receive Temporary Employment

Labor Department announces $18M in National Dislocated Worker Grant funding, July 20, 2015 Now well into its fourth year, one of the worst droughts in California in more than a century continues to cause economic insecurity for many families in … Continue reading

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Cal/OSHA Cites Construction Company in Fatal Steel Pipe Accident

American Canyon—Cal/OSHA cited a Bay Area company following an investigation into a fatal accident at a Petaluma construction site in April. A 28-year-old worker from Novato was killed when a 40-foot concrete-coated steel pipe being unloaded from a forklift rolled … Continue reading

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IRS is Offering Employers and Coverage Providers Three Affordable Care Act Webinars

This series of educational webinars is designed to help you understand the Affordable Care Act’s employer provisions and related requirements. The IRS is presenting three different webinars later this month that will be repeated in August and September. The webinars … Continue reading

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DIR Releases a Reminder for Employers: California Paid Sick Leave Law Goes into Effect Today

The Labor Commissioner and the Department of Industrial relations have issued a news release reminding employers that today California’s paid sick leave law goes into effect. “With California’s new paid sick leave law in effect, most workers now won’t have to choose … Continue reading

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Cal/OSHA Issues High Heat Advisory for Northern California

July 1, 2015 – Cal/OSHA is urging all employers, particularly those in the Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills, to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for these areas, where temperatures … Continue reading

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