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  • Updated Pay Data Reporting FAQs Released November 30, 2020
    One new law taking effect January 1, 2021, requires employers, who have 100 or more employees and are subject to federal EEO-1 reporting, to complete... The post Updated Pay Data Reporting FAQs Released appeared first on HRWatchdog by Matthew J. Roberts, Esq..
    Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.
  • Being Thankful in 2020 November 24, 2020
    As we approach Thanksgiving in what has been an especially rough year, there’s no better time to focus our attention on what we have to... The post Being Thankful in 2020 appeared first on HRWatchdog by Katie Culliton.
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  • Options to Consider When an Employee Threatens to Commit Suicide November 23, 2020
    I have an employee who has threatened to commit suicide. We are very concerned. What should we do, and do we have any obligations? These... The post Options to Consider When an Employee Threatens to Commit Suicide appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.
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  • COVID-19 Prevention Program Emergency Regulation Adopted November 20, 2020
    On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) voted to adopt a comprehensive and complex COVID-19 emergency regulation addressing a... The post COVID-19 Prevention Program Emergency Regulation Adopted appeared first on HRWatchdog by James W. Ward.
    James W. Ward
  • U.S. DOL Releases Training, Travel Time Opinion Letters November 19, 2020
    On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued two opinion letters interpreting the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regarding the compensability... The post U.S. DOL Releases Training, Travel Time Opinion Letters appeared first on HRWatchdog by Matthew J. Roberts, Esq..
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  • Is Security Screening Time De Minimis? November 18, 2020
    After more than seven years and multiple federal and state court rulings, the saga of Apple, Inc.’s exit search policy continues. In an October amendment... The post Is Security Screening Time De Minimis? appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.
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  • Free 2021 California Employment Laws White Paper November 17, 2020
    Even in a months-long pandemic, the California Legislature passed a bunch of new employment laws — some COVID-19-related, some not — that Governor Gavin Newsom... The post Free 2021 California Employment Laws White Paper appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.
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  • New Minimum Wage Ordinances, Increases Coming January 1 November 16, 2020
    In addition to the slew of new laws that employers must prepare for (and some of which are already in effect), employers shouldn’t lose sight... The post New Minimum Wage Ordinances, Increases Coming January 1 appeared first on HRWatchdog by Bianca Saad.
    Bianca Saad
  • Cal/OSHA Releases Draft COVID-19 Emergency Regulation November 13, 2020
    Yesterday, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released the draft text for the much-anticipated COVID-19 emergency regulation on which the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB)... The post Cal/OSHA Releases Draft COVID-19 Emergency Regulation appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.
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  • California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Expansion Initial Regulations November 12, 2020
    As we finally enter the homestretch of 2020, new California employment laws are inching closer to taking effect on January 1. SB 1383 is one... The post California Family Rights Act (CFRA) Expansion Initial Regulations appeared first on HRWatchdog by Matthew J. Roberts, Esq..
    Matthew J. Roberts, Esq.