Sunday, August 18, 2019

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...

Leave of Absence Options Available for New Dad in California

Our employee’s wife just had a baby and he is asking us if he can take time off work and how much he will...

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...

Options to Consider When Employee Rescinds a Resignation

Our employee gave notice yesterday that he is quitting effective two weeks from now. Today, he indicated he wants to stay after all, but...

Workers’ Comp Doctor Not Final Say on Employee’s Condition

One of my employees has been out on a leave of absence due to a work-related injury for almost a year now. My workers’...

Surrogate Pregnancy: Same Protections, Leave Rights Generally Apply

One of my employees is a gestational surrogate. What leave laws would apply to her? A gestational surrogate is someone who carries a pregnancy and...

Religious Wear at Work: Interactive Dialogue Best When Questions Arise

Our employee wants to wear a St. Christopher medal on a chain around his neck, which is in violation of our company policy since...

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...

Payment Rules for Unused Paid Time Off Differ for Vacation, Sick Leave

Does an employer have to pay employees for unused paid time off? It depends upon what kind of paid time off it is. Employers may...

Paying Nonexempt Employees on Salary Basis Poses Risks for Employer

If I change a salaried exempt employee to salaried nonexempt, may that employee’s salary be less than the minimum threshold for a salaried exempt...

Overtime Pay Still Applies to Work Meetings Scheduled in Advance

My employees normally work Monday through Friday, 8 hours a day, and all are paid hourly for their work. There have been some issues...

Premium Pay on Holidays a Choice for Employers, Not a Requirement

Last month included Memorial Day, and I got a lot of questions from my employees about paying them extra for working on the holiday....

How to Use Pregnancy Leave in Conjunction with Other Leave Laws

How can we accommodate an employee’s request for additional time off to care for her son when she has just returned from pregnancy disability...

Warnings to Employee with Bad Attitude Should Focus on Specifics

We would like to terminate an employee who has a bad attitude that rubs off on other employees. However, we haven’t given him any...

Bookmark Standards Board Website for Updates on Rulemaking

Being a small manufacturing company with limited resources, how can I determine if and when the Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board is...

Get Permission in Writing Before Posting Employee’s Photo Online

Can I choose to post photos of my employees on my company’s website and social media page? Do I need each employee’s consent first?...

California Law Prohibits Questions About Gender on Job Applications

Our job application asks applicants to state their gender. Is that allowed under California law? California law prohibits employers from asking, either directly or indirectly,...