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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This past week, Governor Brown signed 15 housing bills into law. 5 of them include a prevailing wage component that goes into effect January 1, 2018. California has a definite housing problem. Right now there is a need for 180,000 homes and only 88,000 homes are being built in an average year. Existing law already […]
The article below was originally emailed to many of our customers and we felt we should share this information with all. We hope it is helpful. The state of California says that an employee should not be forced to work 7 days in a week and has attached a penalty for doing this. This […]
We were recently honored to be asked to contribute to one of the most widely circulated magazines in the dairy industry. This is the first of 2 articles we have written for them. This information is universal and not just for Agriculture employers. We hope it is useful to you. You may use this link […]
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 […]
Late last year and early this year we discussed the new Agriculture Labor laws going into effect in California. Mostly it was centered on the reduction of hours over time from a 10 hour work day to an 8 hour work day. However, in the language of the bill was a very important phrase that […]
Monday, the California Supreme court voted 7-0 in favor of the seven days in the same work week interpretation. This means that, if you define your work week, as long as an employee has one day off in that workweek, they are not eligible for premium ovcr-time payments. They rejected the interpretation that employees should […]
Yes, you are reading this correctly. The Union that made its name on protecting the rights of Agricultural workers will have to pay out over $885,000 in back pay and another $235,000 in penalties. The Union is going to appeal, but many of you will find this gratifying. There is not much more to report […]
When any agency comes on the property, first notify the Manager/Owner of the Property. If you are one of our customers, call HR Mobile Services at (559) 625-2322 or Ken directly Keep the agents aside and away from other workers until you know the reason for their visit. Ask to see their credentials. Verify if […]
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 […]
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