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HR Management

Fatality leads to settlement for farm labor contractor

08/23/2019
Healthy Harvesting Inc., located in California’s Imperial Valley, has agreed to pay $79,153 in civil penalties under the Migrant Seasonal Workers Protection Act.
Compensation & Benefits

California: Prepare for expanded paid leave benefit starting next July

08/23/2019
Effective July 1, 2020, California workers who receive paid family leave benefits under the California State Disability Insurance Program will be able to receive eight weeks of time off instead of the current six.
Employment Law

Security company zapped for overtime violations

08/23/2019
Star Pro Security Patrol of Costa Mesa, California, has agreed to settle charges it failed to pay proper overtime to 63 employees.
Employee Relations

Dropping ratings doesn’t mean better feedback

08/22/2019
While the number of companies that don’t use performance ratings and rankings has doubled in the past six years, only 15% of companies globally have eliminated them, says a new Mercer report.
Terminations

Workers’ comp retaliation or a legitimate discharge?

08/01/2019
Firing someone shortly after he makes a workers’ compensation claim means risking a retaliation lawsuit. To defend, the employer must show the court that there was a legitimate, unrelated reason for the termination.
Hiring

Texas suit challenges EEOC background check rules

08/01/2019
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard oral arguments in a case brought by the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The suit challenges 2012 EEOC guidelines on the use of criminal background checks in hiring.
Article Archives

Tapioca Express settles EEOC sex harassment suit

Piece work pay rate violates FLSA in LA

Offer to ‘help’ doesn’t equal quid pro quo harassment

Prepare to reasonably accommodate medical testing

Warn bosses: They may be held personally liable for hostile environment harassment

Feel free to set tougher rules against harassment than the law requires

Appeals court reverses course: Sometimes a ‘service charge’ really is a gratuity

Warn supervisors: No vulgar name-calling

Association retirement plans coming to small businesses

Majority of large companies now have a CDO

‘Stress eating’: a problem for one-third of workers

A ‘job’ or ‘career’: What do your employees have?

Federal contractors: Access new compliance guides

‘Predictive scheduling’ laws pick up steam

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