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Workplace Violence And HR Management

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 23, 2018 11:28:48 AM

HR management entails a wide variety of tasks, and this includes preventing and preparing for workplace violence. In fact, California labor law makes it a requirement for healthcare facilities.

While all incidents of workplace violence are tragic, most people focus only on the more widely publicized occurrences involving multiple casualties. Unfortunately, deaths due to acts of workplace violence occur quite often. In fact, according to information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 

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Topics: california labor law, HR management practices, labor law compliance, handbook, workplace violence

Paid Sick Leave And Sick Leave Abuse

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 15, 2018 1:27:44 PM

Calling in sick is a normal part of being an employee. Complying with current paid sick leave labor laws is a normal part of your HR management tasks. Unfortunately, so is dealing with sick leave abuse.

The passage of California's Healthy Workplace, Healthy Family Act of 2014 (AB 1522), or Paid Sick Leave law, has had a significant impact on both employers and employees in California. It has been a challenge, especially for many smaller employers, to implement all the required procedures, notice postings, forms, and compliance verification.

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Topics: California Sick Leave Law, california paid sick leave law, sick leave abuse, california labor law, paid sick leave

Be Clear On Family Leave Labor Laws

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Apr 19, 2018 2:39:59 PM

Family leave law in California can be challenging to stay abreast of. New laws and overlapping regulations require diligence on the part of HR managers to maintain compliance.  

On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 63, also known as the New Parent Leave Act, which became effective January 1, 2018.

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Topics: california labor law, labor law compliance, family leave, labor law, paid family leave

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 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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