Entries by Jeff

USCIS ISSUES UPDATE TO I-9

In March, we finally got the updated I-9 that was about 6 months late.  Now they have updated that I-9 which has a date of July 17, 2017. Work site enforcement and I-9 audits and inquiries by ICE will continue to increase.  An updated I-9 form has been issued.  Your Company needs to make sure […]

100% HEALED BEFORE RETURN TO WORK POLICY IS NOT LEGAL

Blanket policies that say an employee must be 100-percent healed before he/she can return to work after an injury are unlawful. Instead, you must assess whether the employee can perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEA) is the California equivalent of the […]

DEALING WITH EMPLOYEE WALKOUTS – DON’T REACH FOR TERMINATION PAPERS FIRST

The information below comes from the California Chamber of Commerce and provides a very good review of your rights as employers and employees regarding walking off the job.  HR Mobile Services, Inc. agrees with most of the assumptions in this piece.  However, I would also point out that it mentions other factors.  In the case […]

RULES FOR ROUNDING PAYROLL PART 2

THIS IS A CONTINUATION FROM PART 1 OF THIS DISCUSSION. THIS NEW INFORMATION IS FROM LATE 2016. Rounding times is allowed under California Law, but there has been a need for more information from the courts. The See’s Candy case is the rounding standard and has been bouncing around the courts for many years. An […]

RULES FOR ROUNDING TIME FOR PAYROLL PART 1

THIS POSTING BEGINS THE STORY IN 2012. Overturning a trial court determination that California law does not permit “rounding” of time entries for payroll purposes, the California Court of Appeal in See’s Candy Shops, Inc. v. Superior Court holds that an employer may round employees’ clock-in and -out times to the nearest tenth of an […]

NEW PAYROLL \ W-2 SCAM MAKING THE ROUNDS….BEWARE!

Recently the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to warn them about an email scam.  In our effort to keep our customers protected and informed we are passing along this information.  Also, please note that all W-2 forms should be distributed in California no later than January 31.  […]