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San Diego sick pay ordinance goes into effect

09/26/2016
In addition to setting a new minimum wage, a new San Diego ordinance requires employers to provide sick pay benefits to employees.

CDC: Sick leave cuts illness at work up to 10%

09/09/2016
Encourage employees to take time off when they don’t feel well. They’ll recover faster, and the level of illness in the workplace could decrease.

Are we required to grant leave for holidays and pay extra if employees have to work?

08/22/2016
Q. Several of my employees have asked me about which holidays they have time off, and if that time will be paid. Do I have to give my employees any time off for holidays? If so, must it be paid time off?

Under California law, do victims of domestic violence have unique leave rights?

08/12/2016
Q. We suspect that one of our employees is a victim of domestic violence. What are the leave requirements for domestic violence victims under California law?

Download this all-states chart on short-term child care leave laws

08/01/2016
Does your state require you to provide employees with short-term leave?

Paid sick leave ordinance takes effect for Los Angeles employers

07/22/2016
Starting on July 1, 2016, a new Los Angeles city ordinance began requiring Los Angeles employers with 26 or more employees to provide paid sick leave benefits. Employers with fewer than 26 employees must do so as of July 1, 2017.

Ensure staff understand leave accrual, payouts

07/22/2016
Employers must keep careful track of accrued vacation time employees use and vacation time accrued but unused. That’s particularly true for employers that operate in California and one or more other states.

Sick leave? OK to ask for doctor's note

07/14/2016
Employers can, and should, ask for appropriate medical documentation to back up requests for time off. If not received, the worker can be disciplined.

PTO takes off

06/29/2016
43% of employers now use paid time-off banks

California paid family leave expansion becomes law

05/27/2016
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation increasing the wage replacement rate under California’s paid family leave program.

DFL legislators push for mandatory paid leave law

04/14/2016
State Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has stated he wants to pass a state paid family leave law this session.

San Francisco mandates 6 weeks of paid parental leave

04/08/2016

San Francisco has become the first U.S. city to require employers to provide six weeks of paid leave to new parents.

Unlimited vacation: How to implement the popular benefit

03/02/2016
Unlimited vacation has become a popular benefits trend. The idea is simple: Employees take as much vacation as they want so long as they get their work done.

Paid sick leave coming for federal contractors

03/02/2016
Proposed rules issued Feb. 25 would require federal contractors to provide paid sick leave benefits.

Bad-weather absences: When must you pay exempt employees?

12/16/2015

The snow's coming down pretty good and an exempt employee calls to say she can't make it in today because her car is stuck. Can you deduct a full day's pay from her salary for that missed day? What if she's non-exempt? What if you close work because of bad weather? Here's guidance to help you make the call.

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