Friday, September 21, 2018

Guns at Work: California Law Differs from Many States

My employee has a concealed carry permit and wants to bring his gun to work. He says if I don’t allow it in the...

Reason for Travel Determines Whether Travel Time Must Be Paid

Our hourly employees report to work at the office and then travel from one work location to another using their own car, and we...

California Law Requires Employers to Pay Employees’ Expense Claims

Can we have a policy that employees’ expense claims must be turned in by a certain time period, and if the employee doesn’t meet...

Use of Megan’s List Forbidden for Employment Purposes

We did a background check on an applicant and it came back that he was a registered sex offender. Now we do not want...

How to Handle Unpaid Wages for Unmarried Deceased Employee

I recently had an unmarried employee pass away. Can I just send his unpaid wages and vacation wages to his son? If your employee was...

State Adopts Multiple New Safety/Health Regulation Packages

As the owner of a small manufacturing business, I would like to know if there were any new regulations adopted by the Occupational Safety...

New Requirements for Paying Piece-Rate Employees for Rest Breaks

What are the requirements for compensating piece-rate paid employees for rest breaks and other nonproductive time? A number of recent California and federal cases regarding...

Pregnancy Disability Leave: Returning Employee Has Right to Same Job

Do I have to give an employee her job back after her return from maternity leave? California law requires employers of five or more to...

Where to Put Posters When Employees Work in Clients’ Homes

We have a home health business and our employees travel directly from their home to the client’s home. We are unable to post the...

Documenting Poor Performance Useful in Discrimination Claim Defense

We have a seasonal employee we have rehired every year for the past few years. He had a workers’ compensation claim last year but...

School Activities Leave Now Includes Child Care Provider Provision

Do I have to provide time off work to an employee who wants to go on their child’s class field trip if I already...

How to Pay Injured Employee for Medical Treatment Time

One of my employees got hurt at work during regular hours, and we sent him to the doctor for treatment. He didn’t finish getting...

Electronic Delivery of Paystubs Allowable Under Specified Conditions

I would like to issue employee paystubs electronically. Is there any legal requirement that employees must receive them in hard copy on paper? Do...

Employers Should Investigate Hostile Work Environment Claims

My employee came to me complaining of a “hostile work environment,” which appears to be a verbal situation, not one of sexual harassment. Am...

Caution: Cap Rules for Paid Sick Leave, Paid Time Off Differ

We want to implement a combined vacation and sick leave paid time off (PTO) policy to meet the paid sick leave mandate. An employee...

New Rule Allows Use of Tractor-Mounted Worker Transport Carrier

We are an agribusiness specializing in row crops. Has Cal/OSHA amended Section 3441 to permit the use of devices attached to the three-point hitch...

Sick Leave Waiting Periods May Not Be Imposed on Existing Employees

We recently changed a part-time employee to full time. Does she have to work 30 days in this new position before she is entitled...