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Be Clear On Employee Technology And Social Media Use Policies

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 30, 2018 8:35:15 AM

Numbers of surveys confirm that social media and technology use among employees leads to a loss of productivity. But, more importantly, legal and security concerns are on the rise because of it, as well.

Technology has great potential for businesses in almost every realm of their organizations. However, its personal use by employees has also become the number one employment legal risk for employers. In fact, according to a recent study, businesses report that about 25 percent of outgoing email contains content that could pose a legal, financial or regulatory risk.

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Topics: policies and procedures, employee lawsuits, cybersecurity, personal technology, privacy issues

California Labor Law Change Alters Overtime Pay Rule

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 13, 2018 3:18:34 PM

Calculating overtime pay for employees can be somewhat complicated, especially in California. Now the state Supreme Court has issued a ruling that muddies the waters further with bonuses factored in.

 

(image courtesy Ken Lund/flickr) 
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Topics: california labor law, overtime pay, employee lawsuits, reporting time pay, bonuses

Be Clear On Meal And Rest Breaks

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 8, 2018 3:56:09 PM

California employers are required to provide regular meal and rest breaks for workers. But being clear with these California labor laws can be be a challenge.

 

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Topics: independent contractors, california labor laws, meal and rest breaks, employee lawsuits, california break laws, rest breaks

Why You Need To Review Your Employee Handbook

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Feb 22, 2018 9:03:00 AM

With the rise of employee labor law claims and lawsuits an up-to-date and accurate employee handbook is not really an option. Reviewing and revising your company policies is good practice.

[This is an updated and revised version of a post from January 2015]

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Topics: HR compliance, employee lawsuits, handbook, sexual harassment, reporting time pay

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

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