On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States settled the contentious class action waiver issue that has riled courts for the past six years. In a 5-4 opinion, the Court upheld class action waivers in arbitration agreements. Relying heavily on the text of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and “a congressional command […]
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Entries by Jeff
We have been reminding everyone that you only have 24 hours or same day to pay an employee in California if they are fired. In some other states, you can wait until the end of the pay period, but I say, why wait. Get them off your property and off your books so there is […]
Overtime pay in California is based on the employee’s “regular rate of pay,” which is not always an employee’s normal hourly wage and must include almost all forms of pay that the employee receives. Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that an employer must calculate the regular rate of pay by dividing the employee’s total […]
We recently recieved this article from CalChamber and wanted to pass along this information as quickly as we could. Please take necessary steps to avoid problems with these scams. March 5, 2018 Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Senior Employment Law Counsel HRWatchdog, HRCalifornia’s Employment Law Blog, © California Chamber of Commerce. (Must have link back […]
Assembly Appropriations Committee to Hear Job Killer Bill Cal-Chamber sent out the article below. I am putting it here in hopes that all of you in California will take this very seriously and notify your assembly person.-Jeff Schanbacher, HR Mobile Services, Inc. January 18, 2018 Laura Curtis The Assembly Appropriations Committee today will consider a […]
Beware: Scammers are getting more sophisticated and posing as Federal officials to steal confidential information. I-9 Scam Employers are receiving emails from a sender claiming to be US Citizenship and Immigration Services and requesting information from the I-9 form. Normally, employers do not share or send this information in to the USCIS. However, the emails […]
Below is a list of all current minimum wage statutes. Remember that some counties and cities have their own rate which may be higher than the state or Federal rate. In all cases, the highest rate for your area is the minimum. Also, all of these rates are based on information as of November 30, […]
We have a copy of the new required posting for Transgender issues. Below is the posting from the DFEH. You can obtain a copy by clicking here: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/DFEH_E04P-ENG-2017Nov.pdf We will also be sending a copy to our customers with the next newsletter and we will be distributing and posting when we are at your location […]
We were again privileged to be asked to submit an article covering the new Marijuana Laws for Progressive Dairyman magazine. You can read the article here: https://www.progressivedairy.com/topics/management/cutting-through-the-smoke-marijuana-and-the-workplace or you can read the article in the October 18 issue. Please feel free to leave a comment or ask questions regarding this or any HR issue. You can always call […]
With all of the wild fires, shootings, hurricanes and earthquakes going on right now, we must remember that these events go on all of the time and it is not always in a cluster as it seems right now. That being said, it is a great reminder that employers have a responsibility to their employees […]
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