By a vote of 5 to 1, the California Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations has approved a new bill, SBX4 1, to repeal the recent workers’ compensation reform measures (AB 227 and SB 228) set to take effect Jan. 1, 2004. The repeal measure will now go before the Senate Appropriations Committee.
It can be hard to find workers in any business environment, and that’s even more true with a strong economy and low unemployment But it’s not just big corporations looking for top-dollar professionals that are feeling the pinch; companies whose workers are part-time, temporary, and largely independent need to be careful of how they treat […]
We’re concerned about our supervisors’ and managers’ casual use of e-mail. They are saying things about employees that might come back to haunt us. When we talk to them, they say it all gets erased after a month anyway. What should we do?
The pharmaceutical industry made its case to the U.S. Supreme Court April 16 that pharmaceutical sales representatives (PSRs) are “outside salesmen” under the Fair Labor Standards Act and thus are exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements. A lot is at stake in the Court’s upcoming decision, since requiring overtime pay for PSRs could impose billions […]
We have two supervisors who appear to be in relationships with subordinates. How do we approach them, and what should we say?
The day after Charanjit Jutla agreed to pay $70,000 to settle a claim for unpaid wages by his nephew, Macan Singh, Jutla turned Singh over to immigration authorities. As a result, Singh-an undocumented worker-wound up in jail and is awaiting INS deportation proceedings. Now a federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that Singh can […]
Headlines heralding ever-increasing job loss numbers may motivate workers already out with legitimate work-related injuries to try to extend their workers’ compensation benefits, especially if their positions have been, or will be, eliminated.
To reflect changes adopted as part of the tax act passed earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service revised the tax withholding table for employers, as well as other rate schedules. The new withholding table became effective July 1.
It pays to stay off the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s enforcement radar. Employers paid more than $100 million in fiscal 2011 to resolve disability discrimination claims enforced by the civil rights agency, it’s annual annual statistical summary. Payouts to workers alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act produced the highest increase in monetary relief […]