Sunday, December 16, 2018

Factors to Weigh When Employee Out on Disability for Extended Period

We are a small employer (22 employees). Our employee has been on disability for two months. I know we can’t terminate her while she’s...

Outdoor Workers Subject to New Heat Illness Prevention Rule on May 1

I have outdoor workers. How are recent heat illness prevention regulation revisions going to affect the way I do business? On September 25, 2014, the...

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...

Rules for Pay During Suspension of Nonexempt Employee

What are the rules for paying a nonexempt employee during a suspension? A nonexempt employee may be suspended without pay. This is true whether the...

Employer Parental Leave Obligations May Differ in San Francisco

Am I required to provide time off and pay an employee while he/she is on parental leave? There is a lot of confusion about what...

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...

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...

How to Allow Employees to Take Vacation Before Accruing the Time

I want my employees to have 10 days of vacation each year, but I don’t want them to have to wait to use it...

GPS Tracking of Employees Raises Privacy, Penal Code Questions

Am I legally permitted to track the location of my employees using a GPS device on a cellphone or vehicle? Monitoring employees through a GPS...

Many Health Care Providers Can Give Medical Certification of Disability

One of my employees asked to have his work station modified to accommodate a disability of which we were not aware. When we asked...

New Legal Name/Social Security Number Not Good Cause for Firing

What do I do about an employee who comes to me with a new name and a new Social Security number? Can I terminate...

State Starting to Revise Work Area Access Rules in Response to Feds

Our company is preparing for extensive upgrading of its facilities, including access and work surfaces. Has California’s Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board...

New Paid Sick Leave Law Requires More than Kin Care

I am confused about my obligations under kin care. How do they relate to the new sick leave law? The new state paid sick leave...

Check Instructions for Electronic Reporting of 300A Injuries/Illnesses

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a mandate that employers with 20 to 249 employees must submit their Form 300A...

Outdoor Workers Subject to Heat Illness Prevention Rule

I have outdoor workers. Have there been any recent heat illness prevention regulation revisions that will affect the way I do business? The last revisions...

SF Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Offers Compliance Options

What is the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program and what does it require of employers? The Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (Program) is a program...

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...