Friday, March 1, 2024

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Previously Worked Overtime Can’t Be Counted as Makeup Time

Can an employee use makeup time if he or she misses a day of work and submits a written request to use overtime previously...

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...

Religious Wear at Work: Interactive Dialogue Best When Questions Arise

Our employee wants to wear a St. Christopher medal on a chain around his neck, which is in violation of our company policy since...

How to Calculate Rest Break Payment for Piece-Rate Workers

We pay our employees by piece rate. What is this I’m hearing about paying additional wages for the rest break? Is this true and...

Salary Just One Part of California Requirements for Overtime Exemption

I just read an article about paying employees for the time they spend using their personal cell phones for company business, and it said...

New Paid Sick Leave Law Requires More than Kin Care

I am confused about my obligations under kin care. How do they relate to the new sick leave law? The new state paid sick leave...

Many Factors to Consider When Employing Unpaid Volunteers

Can a for-profit business make use of unpaid volunteers? It is highly unlikely that a for-profit business can make use of unpaid volunteers; the organization...

Scheduling to Accommodate Religious Beliefs: Factors to Consider

My employee just asked to be removed from the schedule for Sundays so she can attend church, and requested to work Saturdays instead. Could...

Many Health Care Providers Can Give Medical Certification of Disability

One of my employees asked to have his work station modified to accommodate a disability of which we were not aware. When we asked...

Visible Tattoos, Other Dress Code Issues Arise in Warmer Weather

We have a strict no visible tattoos policy as we work with a very conservative population. We hired a new employee recently, and when...