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Ellen Savage joined the CalChamber in 1990 and currently serves as an HR adviser. She has been assisting employers on the Helpline since 1993. She was the editor of eight editions of the California Labor Law Digest and author of the CalChamber's California Hiring to Termination Guide. Her experience also includes practicing at a large Sacramento law firm and presenting at dozens of employment law seminars statewide. She holds a J.D. from Lincoln Law School.

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...

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...

Calculating Sick Leave for Employee with Multiple Rates of Pay

How do I pay for sick leave under California’s new law when an employee has more than one rate of pay? Do I pay...

No Definitive List of Disabilities in Federal or California Law

My employee says she has a fragrance sensitivity and is demanding that I purchase unscented products for our cleaning service to use, even though...

Scheduling to Accommodate Religious Beliefs: Factors to Consider

My employee just asked to be removed from the schedule for Sundays so she can attend church, and requested to work Saturdays instead. Could...

Terminating Employee Who Has Given Two Weeks’ Notice

My employee gave two weeks’ notice that she is quitting, but I want to end her employment today. Will that turn her quit into...

Correcting Underpayment in Paychecks ASAP May Limit Penalties

Due to an error with our payroll system, one of our employees was accidentally underpaid on the last payday. How can we correct this?...

Paid Family Leave Waiting Period Waived for Delayed Baby Bonding

My employee took a pregnancy disability leave for three months, and then came back to work as soon as she was released by her...

Different Policies for Different Departments Sometimes Acceptable

Our company wants to create different policies for different departments within the company, such as requiring professional business attire for our office employees but...