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California’s Top 5 Wage and Hour Risks

The new federal overtime rules, the misclassification of employees, and recordkeeping are among the top five wage and hour risks employers in California face, according to California attorney Marc Jacuzzi of the law firm Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC.


What’s New at Cal/OSHA

The federal Occupational Safety and Health’s (OSHA) reports on deficiencies in state-run OSHA programs were published in September 2010. Cal/OSHA has been working steadily ever since to address federal OSHA’s criticisms—including a criticism that Cal/OSHA had too narrowly drawn the criteria for “repeat” citations and criticisms of Cal/OSHA’s appeals process.


10th Circuit: Was Unauthorized Absence Cause for Termination?

The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming—recently ruled in favor of Dillon Companies, Inc., a Kansas corporation that does business as King Soopers, in a lawsuit filed by a former grocery store employee who claimed he suffered a hostile work environment and was terminated because of […]


FMLA Notice Requirements: Substitution and ‘Make Up’ Leave

In previous articles, we covered the four calendar methods for tracking nonmilitary caregiver Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave. One way was the variable or rolling method that is used to minimize or avoid the stacking of leave. However, this raises the question of whether or not employees can substitute leave or “make up” […]


Diabetes at Work: Why Should Employers Care?

The CDC estimates that approximately 9.3% of the U.S. population has diabetes (as of 2014)[i]. This equates to nearly 30 million people and clearly is something that will affect most employers. An individual with diabetes is at higher risk for blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and more[ii].