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Many Factors to Consider When Employee Asks for More Leave Time

Our employee has used up all of her federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, but called today to request an extension of...

Court Ruling on CalSavers Means Employers of 50> Face Deadline

What is the status of the legal challenge to the CalSavers program? Do employers still need to register? The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) and...

How to Handle a California Pregnancy Disability Accommodation

Do I have to continue to accommodate a pregnant employee who continues to be late or absent from work when she has used up...

Retroactive COVID Paid Sick Leave Due When Employee Requests It

I have a business with approximately 40 employees, and I just read something that said California passed a law making COVID sick leave retroactive...

What to Do When an Employee Complains About ‘Discrimination’

An employee complained to me that a co-worker frequently yells at the employee for parking in the wrong spot and says that the co-worker...

Premium Pay Penalty Due When Employee Given Late Meal Break

Yesterday our store was very busy, so I could not let my employee leave for a meal break until very late in the day....

Adopted Wildfire Smoke Regulation Clarifies Employer Obligations

With a new fire season approaching, has Cal/OSHA developed additional regulations to address the hazards and mitigation of employee exposure to wildfire smoke? The emergency...

On-Site Drug Testing: Remember to Support Need, Confidentiality

We’ve been bringing our employees back into the office, and pursuant to our “reasonable suspicion” drug testing, would like to conduct in-house drug testing....

Steps to Take for Safely Returning Employees to the Workplace

What COVID-19 safety measures do employers need to have in place before bringing employees back to the worksite from remote work? Employers who are bringing...

California Family Rights Act Leave Raises Issues and Questions

My employee has used her Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA) time last year to care for her mother. Now...

Steps to Consider When Employee Telecommutes from Another State

As a result of COVID-19, we’ve had a lot of employees working remotely, but now some of them are planning to move out of...

CFRA Expansion Complicates Leave for Furloughed Employees

We have furloughed an employee. This employee now wants to take baby bonding leave after the birth of his child. Is the employee’s job...

Employee Quitting Due to COVID May Still Collect Unemployment

I have several employees who have quit for COVID-19 related reasons, including lack of child care and fear of being in the workplace. Why...

Cal/OSHA Provides Model Template for COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Where can I find a copy or example of a COVID-19 Prevention Plan? In conjunction with the recent adoption of the COVID-19 emergency regulations, the...

If 65+ Employee Falters, Focus on Job Performance, Not Age

We have an employee who is over the age of 65 and has worked for us for several years, but recently his cognitive skills...

New Reporting/Training Mandate for Businesses Employing Minors

How has the mandate to report suspected child abuse and neglect changed under Assembly Bill (AB) 1963? What are the new training requirements? Several new...

Report COVID-19 Positive Test Result to Workers’ Comp Carrier

Do I have to have to file a workers’ compensation claim every time one of my employees tests positive for COVID-19? No. The new law...