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Monthly Archives: August 2022

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What Should Employers Include In Employee Handbooks?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Employers in Southern California have many responsibilities toward employees under state law, including responsibilities that concern paying appropriate and timely wages, taking steps to prevent and handle discrimination claims in the workplace, and ensuring that the workplace is safe for any workers. Employee handbooks are important for employers of all sizes in Southern California… Read More »

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Can An Employer Punish You For Taking FMLA Leave?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its state counterpart, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provide employees with the right to take a certain number of unpaid leave days under certain circumstances. This leave is “job protected,” meaning the employer cannot fire or discipline an employee who exercises their rights to… Read More »

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What Employers Should Know About Retaliation

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

It is important for employers in California to understand how retaliation is defined under state and federal law, and the ways in which certain types of actions could constitute unlawful retaliation. Laws Prohibiting Retaliation at California Workplaces  Many different state and federal laws prohibit retaliation in the workplace against employees who engage in protected… Read More »

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How Failing To Provide Proper Wage Statements Can Prove Costly To Your California Business

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

If you run a California business with nonexempt employees–i.e., workers who are subject to minimum wage and overtime laws–you need to keep detailed time records of any and all hours worked and applicable pay rates. Each employee must receive a wage statement (pay stub) explaining for each pay period, explaining how that employee’s pay… Read More »

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Is Your Employer Liable For Injuries You Sustain At An Off-Site Work Meeting?

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have shifted to working from home either part- or full-time. This does, however, raise an interesting legal question. Under California law, an employer has an “affirmative duty” to provide employees with a safe workplace. But does that duty extend to employees working out of their home or… Read More »

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