June 2023

How to Track Family Leave When Workweek Includes a Holiday

We have an employee that is currently on California Family Rights Act (CFRA)/Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and will be using leave during the week of the Fourth of July holiday. How do we count the holiday for leave tracking purposes? Anyone familiar with administering an employee’s leave of absence under the federal […]

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Minimum Wage Rate Increases

While many California cities and counties increase their local minimum wage rates at the start of each year, several localities implement their local minimum wage rate increases midyear. Effective July 1, 2023, these localities will increase their minimum wage to: Alameda: $16.52/hour; Berkeley: $18.07/hour; Emeryville: $18.67/hour; Fremont: $16.80/hour; Los Angeles City: $16.78/hour; Los Angeles County

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5th Circuit Reminds Employers to Address All Harassment Complaints Promptly

After a medical clinic employee reported harassment, she said she didn’t want her alleged harasser “approached about his behavior specifically directed towards [her].” As a result, the lower court determined the employer was excused from failing to address the conduct right away, especially since it did take prompt action once the harassment turned physical. On

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6 Steps to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Conflict resolution in the workplace can be broken down into steps to simplify the process. By doing so, HR and managers can ensure more effective communication and a more effective conflict resolution process. Six Steps to the Conflict Resolution Process Clarify what the disagreement is. Clarifying involves getting to the heart of the conflict. The goal

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Talking politics at work: How HR can manage as presidential candidates make bids

Discourse about the funky rollout seems to have overshadowed the actual presidential bid announcement made by Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., on Wednesday night. The start of a highly anticipated challenge to former President Donald Trump and incumbent President Joe Biden marks another era of potential problems — yet again, over the past few years —

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