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When Local Minimum Wage Affects Exempt Salary Requirement

Do the locally mandated minimum wage ordinances in cities like Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose affect the minimum salary requirements for...

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...

How to Analyze Time Off Options for Employee at Small Company

We are a small company of 29 employees. Do we have to provide time off work for an employee to care for her daughter? The...

Local Ordinances Add Variety to Minimum Wage Requirements

We have employees working a few hours a week in multiple cities and counties. The hours vary so much that we decided to just...

Safety/Health Recordkeeping Mandates Change for Some Industries

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised the industrial classification index relating to partially exempt and nonexempt industries for recordkeeping purposes....

Guide to Safety/Health Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak

As an employer, where can I find safety and health information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that is affecting my ability to do business? The...

Minimum Pay Requirements If Employees Sent Home Early

Can I send employees home early if there is not enough work or for disciplinary reasons? If I can, should I just pay them...

Medical Proof of Disability Needed to Start Accommodation Process

One of my employees who has been with the company for a few years (and who was about to get written up for failing...

September 30 Deadline for Reporting EEO-1 Compensation Data

What is the EEO-1 Component 2 data and how do I know if I have to report? The EEO-1 annual compliance survey requires certain employers...

Hotel Housekeeping Safety Plan Must Be in Writing

I own a small motel and bed and breakfast. How are the new regulations adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB)...

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...

Factors for Employers to Consider When Making Holiday (Pay) Plans

If we close our worksite for a holiday, do we have to pay our employees for the day? The answer depends on the employer’s policies...

Driver License with Limiting Note OK to Establish Identity

A new employee gave me a current California driver license. On the front of the license there is a notation “FEDERAL LIMITS APPLY.” Can...

Advance Scheduling, Meeting Duration Affect Reporting Time Pay

The employees of my store regularly work Monday through Friday. Every third Saturday of the month, I hold a staff meeting for all of...

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...

Federal OSHA, Cal/OSHA Add Another Layer of Paperwork

Now that I have to file Form 300A electronically, what do I do with the hard copy? The recent requirement to submit Form 300A data...

Voter’s Choice Act May Be Game Changer for Voting Time Off Rules

My employee wants to take time off to vote in the California Primary Election on March 3. She says I have to pay her...