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Exempt vs. Nonexempt: Not All Managers’ Duties Are Managerial

In California, employees who work more than eight hours in a day or 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime pay. However, there are several exemptions to the overtime law, permitting employers to pay certain categories of employees a flat salary without overtime wages. One such exemption is for executives, who are typically …

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New National Origin Regulations Coming July 1

National origin protection changes amended into the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) were approved recently by the Office of Administrative Law and will take effect on July 1, 2018. Although California already has strict rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on protected classes, including national origin, the new regulations expand those rules. …

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CAL/OSHA 300A Posting Deadline Is February 1 For Most California Employers

From February 1 through April 30, most employers in California are required to post the Cal/OSHA Form 300A Annual Summary Log of Injuries and Illnesses that occurred in 2019, the previous calendar year. Exemptions If your company had 10 or fewer employees at all times during the last calendar year, your company does not need …

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OSHA 300A Posting Deadline Is February 1 for Non-California Employers

From February 1 through April 30, most employers are required to post the OSHA Form 300A Annual Summary Log of Injuries and Illnesses that occurred in 2019, the previous calendar year. Exemptions If your company had 10 or fewer employees at all times during the last calendar year, your company does not need to keep …

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New Form W-4, Tax Withholding Method

In December 2019, the IRS released its new Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate for 2020. Prompted by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS made major revisions designed to make income tax withholding easier for employees, including changing the name from Employees’ Withholding Allowance Certificate.

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What did you say? Watch your mouth!

A friend told me recently about her experience working years ago in a rough-and-tumble office environment. My response was a mixture of amazement and shock. Could that really happen today? Yes, but it shouldn’t. My friend told me about working in a deadline-driven, male-dominated industry. Especially as the daily stress built up, the cuss words …

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New California FEHA Regulations ‘Clarify’ Definition of Employer

Heads up, employers — new Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations are now effective. In June 2019, the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) approved new regulations, which primarily seek to “clarify” the definition of employer that will determine when to apply the FEHA including the FEHA’s harassment prevention training requirements. Definition of Employer …

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How Deadline Extension Affects Timing of Harassment Training

I just read that the Governor signed a new law that changes the timing for the new sexual harassment training. What are the new deadlines for getting my employees trained? For many years, employers with 50 or more employees were required to provide supervisors with two hours of sexual harassment prevention training every two years. …

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Need to Reimburse Restaurant Employees for Non-Slip Black Shoes? Court Says No

When must employers reimburse employees’ expenses? It depends, of course, on the circumstances. As previously reported, some employees submit unusual and even hilarious expense reports for items like kids clothing, Super Bowl tickets, cat litter and even a cow. Sometimes, it’s obvious when employers don’t have to reimburse an employee (sorry, you probably need to …

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