Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Labor Law Corner

Many Steps to Consider When Hiring Out-of-State Remote Worker

I run a business in California and would like to hire someone from a different state to work remotely. What, if any, additional steps...

New Fast Food Minimum Wage Also Affects Exempt Employee Salary

We are a fast food restaurant covered by the new minimum wage law for fast food restaurant employees. Does this new law also affect...

How to Count Months with Company for State Family Rights Act Leave

I have a former seasonal employee who became a regular employee about 9 months ago and is asking for a leave of absence to...

CFRA/FMLA Leave for Elective Surgeries

My employee is requesting CFRA/FMLA leave to have elective surgery. He is potentially eligible for leave because he has worked full-time for us for...

Doctor’s Note Not Always Automatic Excuse for Absences

My employee has used up all her protected sick leave, but still calls out sick regularly and always returns with a doctor’s note. Can...

Request for Religious Accommodation: Interactive Process Key

My employee is asking for a month off due to her religion, which requires that she not work after dark for about a month....

How State Cannabis Laws Affect Testing, Questions About Use

I’ve heard California law protects employees who use cannabis. Is it true that we can no longer test for, or discipline, an employee who...

Asking Applicants about Vehicle Ownership May Be Discriminatory

We’ve experienced challenges with employees being unable to come to work due to car troubles. In job interviews, is it OK to ask an...

Alcohol/Drug Rehab Leave: State/Federal Laws Provide Protections

One of our employees informed us that he is planning to enter a six-week alcohol or drug rehabilitation program. Are we required to provide...

Labor Commissioner FAQ Ties Paid Sick Time Off to Work Day Length

I understand that the state is now requiring employers to provide more time off for paid sick leave than it did in previous years....