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Use Compensation for On-Call Duty When Figuring Regular Rate of Pay

When employees are on call, we pay wages for time spent on a call, plus $100 just for being on call. Is this $100...

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’...

Rest Breaks May Not Be Combined Except in Limited Circumstances

My employees all work an 8-hour day. It’s my understanding that when an employee works an 8-hour day, he or she is entitled to...

COVID-19 and a New Hire’s Expired Identity Document

We just hired an employee who does not have a current identity document. Her driver license expired on April 1, and she says that...

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...

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...

Salary Just One Part of California Requirements for Overtime Exemption

I just read an article about paying employees for the time they spend using their personal cell phones for company business, and it said...

New Laws to Expand Ban on Smoking in Workplace in June

What is the law in California about smoking in the workplace? California employers may not knowingly or intentionally permit the smoking of tobacco products at...

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...

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...

Employers Can Keep Drug-Free Workplace, Despite Weed Legalization

With the new law in California legalizing marijuana, what are our obligations and rights? California’s new law on recreational marijuana can create some difficulties for...

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...

Answers to Common State Disability Insurance Questions

How long can an employee collect State Disability Insurance (SDI)? Will SDI benefits be reduced if an employee collects sick, vacation or Paid Time...

Factors to Keep in Mind When Rehiring Furloughed Employees

We are gearing up to restart our business soon. We furloughed several employees. Are there any concerns about rehiring? When we furloughed these people,...

Calculating Baby Bonding Time When Parents Work for Same Employer

I have two employees who are unmarried, but who have had a child together. Both employees have been with my company (which has more...

Steps to Follow Before Terminating Underperforming Employee

We have a short-term employee we recently moved into a new position, but he just isn’t “getting it.” His manager wants to terminate him...

Does School Activities Leave Law Include High School Graduation?

Do I have to allow my employee to attend her grandson’s high school graduation? We approved her request 2 months ago but now we...