Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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Personnel/Payroll Record Requests: Timely Response Important

An employee has asked for a copy of his personnel file and payroll records. What documents is the employee legally entitled to receive? Under California...

California Laws Generally Apply Only within Borders of State

Since the pandemic, my company has been allowing employees to work from home. Without informing our human resources department, several of these employees have...

Steps to Take When Audit Reveals Errors in Completed I-9 Form

I am planning to audit our completed I-9 forms. What do I do if I find errors? Good for you! It is a best practice...

Medical Documentation Requirements for Disability Leaves

If an employee requests a leave of absence as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, can I require medical documentation from their...

Quick Overview of May 6 Version of Emergency COVID Standards

What is happening with Cal/OSHA’s emergency temporary standard for COVID-19? The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has adopted the third iteration of the...

Moonlighting OK, But Not Job Performance/Attendance Issues

Can California employers require employees to submit written notification/disclosure that they have a second job? California is very protective of employees who engage in “lawful...

A Look at Drug Testing, Privacy Rights and Last Chance Agreements

My employee provided a doctor’s note for recent time off that included information that he was out due to “cocaine poisoning.” With this information,...

Unlawful to Deduct an Outstanding Loan from Employee’s Final Pay

What can an employer do when an employee leaves a company but has an outstanding loan owed to the company? Can the amount of...

Final Wages to Fired Employee Should Include Reporting Time Pay

Late during the shift one afternoon, I discovered one of the employees had been stealing from the company. I immediately sent him home. When...

Review Expense Reimbursement Policies for Relevance to Remote Work

When the pandemic started, we sent many of our employees home to work remotely. Should we have a policy regarding reimbursement of their expenses? The...