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The City of Oakland Passes Supplemental Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Following in the footsteps of the cities of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, San Francisco, and San Jose, the City of Oakland adopted a new supplemental emergency sick leave ordinance on May 18, 2020.  The ordinance takes effect immediately and is intended to apply to employers who are not covered by the Families First Coronavirus... Continue Reading
May 20, 2020

Is Your Piece Rate Plan Up To Date?

A piece rate exists where an employee is paid a fixed amount for each unit produced or action performed. Industries that commonly use piece rates include agriculture, automobile repair, trucking, manufacturing, and call centers. A new law went into effect this year requiring employers to provide additional pay for rest periods and recovery periods to … Continue Reading The post Is Your Piece Rate Plan Up To Date? appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
April 26, 2017

Holiday Hiring: What’s on Your Employment Application

With holiday hiring in full swing, it’s a good time to review what should and should not be asked on employment applications. What Not to Ask Any questions designed to elicit information about an employee’s protected characteristics or status should be avoided. Exceptions exist for bona fide occupational qualifications.  A BFOQ is a work requirement … Continue Reading The post Holiday Hiring: What’s on Your Employment Application appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
October 17, 2016

WHAT’S ON YOUR WAGE STATEMENTS?

California has many requirements for the content of an employee wage statement, including this year’s new requirements for employees paid by a piece rate. Employees paid by piece rates must be separately compensated for rest and recovery periods and, where the employee does not earn at least minimum wage in addition to the piece rate, … Continue Reading The post WHAT’S ON YOUR WAGE STATEMENTS? appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
April 28, 2016

The Pitfalls of Holiday Hiring: What Not to Ask on an Employment Application

With holiday hiring in full swing, it is a good time to review some basic rules about employment applications in California. In general, employers should not request the following information on employment applications: Social security numbers. With the advent of identity theft, it is a good practice not to include social security numbers on applications … Continue Reading
October 28, 2015

When a Workers’ Compensation Injury Occurs, Employers Should Discuss Possible Accommodations With Employee

Both California and federal disability laws require employers to engage in an “interactive process” discussion with employees who have disabilities about potential accommodations. Employees who are unable to work because of an occupational injury may be considered disabled because “working” is a major life activity under California law.  Many employers are used to having the workers’ compensation … Continue reading When a Workers’ Compensation Injury Occurs, Employers Should Discuss Possible Accommodations With Employee
October 31, 2014