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Employers with California workers must submit pay data by May 8

California employers have until May 8 to submit last year’s pay data to the state. The reporting portal opened Feb. 1. California law requires private employers with 100 or more employees and/or 100 or more workers hired through labor contractors to submit information annually on pay and demographics. While the law is not new, some of the […]

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Non-FMLA Leave Can’t Be Designated as FMLA Leave

Q:  One of our employees is on intermittent Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. She’s gotten sick and claims it’s unrelated to her reasons for being on FMLA leave. Can we include these days in her FMLA time and have them go unpaid? A:   No. Unless you have reason to believe she’s being untruthful, then you

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Noncompliant Workers are a $1.6M Liability, Study Shows

A quick glance at any given U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report illustrates the correlation between failure to train employees properly on employment laws and employers doling out tens of thousands of dollars as a result. In recent memory, UPS paid a worker $150,000 after allegedly denying them breaks for a diabetic condition; Papa Johns paid a worker

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Determining Whether Elective Surgeries Are Covered under FMLA

Q     An employee is having an elective surgery that won’t require an overnight hospital stay, but she will be off work for two weeks to recover and will possibly have some restrictions afterward. Will her surgery and time off be covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? A     Under the FMLA, an eligible employee can

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Auto-deducted meal breaks — can they be done?

At first glance, auto-deducting employees’ unpaid meal breaks from their pay may appear to be a good idea. Administratively, it’s simpler than requiring employees to clock out and clock back in, and in the busy world of HR, “set-it-and-forget-it” solutions are appealing. But this particular shortcut is potentially a costly trap, one that many employers have

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Understanding and Addressing the Job Cuffing Phenomenon

As if employers weren’t already struggling with quiet quitting, bare minimum Mondays and ghosting, a new trend has emerged in the professional world, known as “job cuffing.” This term, inspired by “relationship cuffing,” describes the phenomenon where employees choose to remain in their current positions while waiting for a more fitting opportunity, rather than actively seeking new employment. As explained

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Use Caution When Granting Family Leave Before Employee Is Eligible

My employee wants to take 12 weeks off for child bonding, but he has worked for us for only 11 months so he’s not eligible for protected family leave time yet. Is there anything I need to be concerned about if we go ahead and grant his child bonding family leave time early? Employees generally

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2024 IRS Mileage Rates

On December 14, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued the 2024 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning January 1, 2024, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

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