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COVID-19 And California Workplaces

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 13, 2020 1:05:00 PM

As part of the state’s response to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a State of Emergency on March 4, 2020.

 

The declaration makes additional resources available and formalizes emergency actions already underway to prepare for a possible broader spread of COVID-19.

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Topics: HR management practices, paid sick leave, workplace safety, coronavirus, COVID-19

Are Your Sick Leave Policies Up To Date?

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 5, 2020 10:24:00 AM

With the threat of a potential of coronavirus pandemic, staying up to date with sick leave policies is critical for HR management. 

[This post was previously published in May 2018. It has been updated and revised to provide the most up-to-date information.]

While the federal government does not  require paid family or sick leave, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does require eligible employers to provide unpaid family leave.

However, paid family leave and paid sick days are required in a number of states, including California.

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Topics: California Sick Leave Law, california paid sick leave law, paid sick leave, coronavirus, COVID-19

Be Clear On Workplace Health And Wellness

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Mar 3, 2020 11:51:18 AM

HR staff are involved with the health and wellness of employees. Current health issues make this role critical.

The "flu season" is typically relegated to the winter months and, while influenza and other related diseases can be dangerous to the elderly and others, they are not particularly fatal. Currently, however, a new and potential dangerous virus is in the headlines and spreading worldwide.

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Topics: California Sick Leave Law, HR best practices, paid sick leave, health insurance, wellness

Frequently Asked Questions About FMLA

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on Oct 28, 2019 11:24:00 AM

While every employer is familiar with The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), many are still unclear on the details of the law.

 

Business owners, employers and HR managers must all become familiar with a vast number of employment regulations and labor law requirements. Staying abreast of the rules and staying in compliance with the often confusing myriad of regulatory requirements can be daunting.

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Topics: paid sick leave, family leave, paid family leave, FMLA, FAQs

HR And Workplace Health Issues

Posted by Leslie Ruhland on May 30, 2019 7:12:00 AM

Among the many responsibilities of any HR department is that of monitoring the health and wellness of their fellow workers. And workplace health issues are common.

 

Every year brings with it the "flu season" though influenza and other related diseases are not restricted to certain "seasons" or time frames. Then there are colds, seasonal allergies and even occasional outbreaks of other diseases, such as measles

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Topics: paid sick leave, workforce management, workplace safety, Title VII, EEOC

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