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Be Clear On Reporting Time Pay In California

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Reporting time pay in California is intended to ensure that employees are paid for a mandated minimum number of hours if they are not allowed to work their full shift.

Employers in California, and their payroll and HR staff, are required to monitor these situations and ensure that any affected workers are paid correctly and accordingly. Employers are required by the Industrial Welfare Commission Orders to pay nonexempt employees for regularly scheduled, but un-worked time because of the lack of proper notification or inadequate scheduling by the employer.

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Topics: california labor law, california minimum wage, employee lawsuits, california break laws, reporting time pay

Employers Need To Be Diligent In Light Of Employee Lawsuits

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 26, 2018 12:24:53 PM

The recent atmosphere of reporting of alleged harassment has led to a number of high-profile cases and employee lawsuits. Employers would do well to take note.

 

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Topics: employee lawsuits, discrimination, policy manuals, handbook, sexual harassment

Why Your Organization Needs An Employee Handbook

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 24, 2018 10:16:24 AM

Ideally, every business and organization should have an updated employee handbook, or policy manual. Unfortunately, this is not always the case for many businesses.

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Topics: labor law compliance, employee lawsuits, employee onboarding, policy manuals, handbook

DOL Adopts New Test For Unpaid Intern Status

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Jan 11, 2018 9:10:00 AM

As with independent contractors and overtime exempt workers, employers must be diligent in complying with the factors that define a worker's status, even unpaid interns.

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has shelved its contested six-part test for intern status for interns working at for-profit companies. The short-lived test was replaced it with a more comprehensive set of factors taken directly from those established by the Second Circuit in 2015.

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Topics: independent contractors, HR compliance, employee lawsuits, exempt employees, dol fsla, unpaid internship

7 Tips For A Solid Policy Manual

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 16, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Your company's employee policy manual is a critical document for your business success. Yet it can be a challenge to create one that is both concise and sufficient.

While there are no federal or state laws requiring businesses to have a documented policy manual, it is highly recommended. This is because of the many laws that require employers to notify workers of certain workplace rights. Unfortunately, far too many employers choose not to have one.

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Topics: policies and procedures, HR compliance, california labor law, labor law compliance, employee lawsuits, labor law, policy manuals

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