By Emily A. Mertes and Katharine Essick Since the California Supreme Court’s seminal meal and rest break decision Brinker v. Superior Court in 2012, employers have wrestled with whether, in their particular circumstances, it would be impractical to provide their employees with two separate rest breaks before and after a meal period during an 8-hour […]
You may remember that back in the spring, a California Court of Appeal decision found that employees may not waive their second meal period during shifts longer than 12 hours, drastically affecting meal period policies throughout the Golden State’s healthcare industry. However, a new bill is bringing the waivers back.
Yesterday, guest blogger Drenna D. Shive, PHR, talked about the importance of training your managers to help prevent lawsuits. Today—why your policies are crucial.
In yesterday’s CED, we covered “almost smoking gun” mistakes; today, more mistakes your managers make, plus an introduction to a helpful resource that will automate an important recordkeeping duty and take it off your plate once and for all.
Yesterday, we looked at some of the rights employees have under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Today, some of the things unions are not allowed to do – plus a convenient resource that will ensure you’re always up to date on the various state and federal posting requirements, with a minimum of effort on […]
The Golden State. The beaches…the redwoods…the mountains…the %&%&! state-specific employment laws that make your life as an HR professional complicated and stressful.
Yesterday, we discussed the role of consistency in fighting off discrimination lawsuits. Today, when you might want to appear inconsistent – and an introduction to a key recordkeeping resource that will help you put some of your most important legal obligations on autopilot.
A subscriber recently wrote in with the following question: “What are the legal requirements that we must adhere to for allowing California employees access to their personnel files?” Here’s our response.
Yesterday, we discussed some of the issues surrounding electronic recordkeeping. Today, some tips for storage success — plus a resource that can help you out with the records that are required to be on your walls.
Yesterday, we looked at some of the main federal posting requirements for employers. Today, we’ll look at what the state requires and also explain a time-saving new resource.