Tag: HR Comply California

Are California’s Workplace Marijuana Policies Going Up in Smoke?

Marijuana is becoming increasingly common in our society and in our workplace. Though medical marijuana has been legal since the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, the legalization of recreational marijuana has increased the number of times employers encounter situations with employees who are using or have used marijuana.

California Governor Signs AB5: When in Doubt, Worker Is Employee

For most of a century, California law has favored the employment relationship and creates a likely presumption that a person whom you allow to perform work is an employee. The California Legislature just added one more brick to the employment wall, sending Assembly Bill (AB) 5 to Governor Gavin Newsom, who has signed it into […]

How to Comply With Conflicting Certification Requirements Under FMLA and CFRA

California employers must comply with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and, if there is a conflict, follow the law that is most beneficial to employees. This article provides tips on how to satisfy your medical certification obligations under those statutes.

California Court: Sexual Harassment Witness Isn’t Off-Limits

An employee’s claims of sexual harassment and assault can often create an emotional litigation environment. Coworkers and supervisors become entangled in the case as witnesses, or victims, or alleged attackers, and relationships and alliances become confusing. Whose side is the employer on, and which employees speak for the employer?