Tag: Employer Resource Institute

Resources to Help You All Year Long

Need help with an FMLA issue? Having difficulty determining whether an employee’s time off qualifies under the California Family Rights Act, the state counterpart to the FMLA? At the Employer Resource Institute, we offer valuable resources that can put the information you need right at your fingertips, 24 hours a day, every day of the […]

Employment Law Tip: Protecting Exempt Status: The Seven Deadly Sins

While California law generally requires employers to pay overtime when employees work over eight hours in a day or 40 in a week, certain executive, administrative, and professional employees are exempt from this requirement if they meet three conditions: 1) the employee is paid on a salary basis; 2) the employee earns a certain minimum […]

Employment Law Tip: Steer Clear of Investigation Missteps

Conducting internal investigations can be key to helping employers avoid lawsuits when an employee complains or there’s other evidence of misconduct or workplace problems. But if not handled properly, investigations can also land an employer in hot water. In a recent Employer Resource Institute audio conference, California employment attorney Roy A. Clark discussed problems that […]

Legislation: What’s Coming for 2008

On October 14, Gov. Schwarzenegger wrapped up his review of pending measures, signing bills that are of interest to employers and vetoing many others. Join the Employer Resource Institute and noted California employment law experts on December 10-12 at the historic Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California, for a full rundown on legislation California employers need […]

Employee Blogging: Can You Fire a Blogger?

I just found out that one of my employees is keeping a running diary on a personal website. A lot of the diary concerns his job here, his complaints about management and his coworkers, etc. Needless to say, I’m quite upset about this—it’s unprofessional, and I know he’s been encouraging other workers to check it […]

Cal-OSHA Tackles Heat-Related Illness

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published tips for workers and employers to keep in mind during heat waves. The new materials include an advisory for employers that explains the duty to take steps necessary to prevent heat-related illness, plus fact sheets for workers to help them recognize and respond to symptoms of […]