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July 1 Local Minimum Wage Hikes Don’t Change Exempt Salary Test

A local minimum wage applies to our nonexempt employees. When the minimum wage increases on July 1, does that mean the salary test for...

When Dealing with Older Worker, Focus on Job Performance Concerns

Our employee is over 65 years old and he seems shaky physically; it is taking him longer and longer to get his job duties...

Let Workers’ Compensation Insurer Check on Claim Validity

One of my employees came to me today and said his back was sore and that he hurt it while moving some equipment, so...

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,...

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...

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...

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?...

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...