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Reason for Travel Determines Whether Travel Time Must Be Paid

Our hourly employees report to work at the office and then travel from one work location to another using their own car, and we...

Overtime Pay Still Applies to Work Meetings Scheduled in Advance

My employees normally work Monday through Friday, 8 hours a day, and all are paid hourly for their work. There have been some issues...

Small Firm Eyes Medical Leave Policies to Put in Employee Handbook

We are a small company of 30 employees. Are we required to have a medical leave policy in our employee handbook? Many different types of...

State Expands Protections for Assistive/Support Animals in Workplace

My employee asked to bring his rat with him to work. He says the rat is a “support animal” that helps him deal with...

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...

No Definitive List of Disabilities in Federal or California Law

My employee says she has a fragrance sensitivity and is demanding that I purchase unscented products for our cleaning service to use, even though...

Oil Refineries Focus of New Process Safety Management Regulation

Will the new regulation for oil refineries be in addition to Section 5189, the process safety management regulation adopted in 1992? The scope and application...

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...

Electronic Delivery of Paystubs Allowable Under Specified Conditions

I would like to issue employee paystubs electronically. Is there any legal requirement that employees must receive them in hard copy on paper? Do...

Form I-9: Use of Document Receipt OK for Limited Circumstances/Time

When completing an I-9 Form to verify work eligibility, can an employee show us receipts for documents instead of presenting the documents themselves? If...

Law Requires Advance Warning of Mass Layoffs for Some Employers

We are a small employer. Do we have to provide any advance notice to employees if we are going to lay them off? The answer...