Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Labor Law Corner

Floating Holiday Policy Determines Payout When Employment Ends

Our company offers floating holidays to employees. Do these floating holidays have to be paid out at termination? The short answer is — it depends....

Late Payment of Wages: Per Worker Penalty Escalates with 2nd Violation

Our payroll company had some issues a couple of weeks ago, and as a result we ended up paying our employees seven days after...

Exempt Employees Can Be Required to Work Specific Hours

Our company’s business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The payroll manager, who is classified as an exempt employee,...

Tips for Navigating the Newly Released Form I-9

I know there’s a new Form I-9 to verify eligibility to work in the United States. When do I need to start using it...

Medical Certification Important for Workers’ Comp Claim Absences

We have an employee with an active workers’ compensation claim. We agreed with the employee that he would work a normal 40-hour-per-week schedule with...

Religious Beliefs, Gender Identity and Harassment Prevention Training

We have a new hire who says the harassment prevention training section on gender identity is against her religious beliefs and asks to skip...

After the Vote: Implementing an Alternative Workweek Schedule

My company adopted an alternative workweek schedule. Does this mean that all employees must work our alternative four-day 10-hour shift schedule, or can employees...

Intermittent Family Leave May Include Transfer to Different Position

Can we transfer an employee to a different position if the employee needs to take intermittent FMLA/CFRA leave for his medical treatments? Yes, as discussed...

LA County Minimum Wage Applies to Unincorporated Areas

*Editor’s note: This article was updated on July 28, 2023 to add a clarification note, additional information links and names of incorporated cities in...

Vacation Policy: Employer Has Latitude, But Beware of Illegal Impacts

Can we have different vacation policies for different worksites and for different groups in the same office? Yes, California employers may establish different vacation policies...