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March 27, 2015

December 1, 2014

With the signing of the legislation mandating that employers provide employees with paid sick leave starting July 1, 2015, many employers are questioning what options they have to comply with the new law and how existing or newly adopted employer policies will coordinate with this new mandate.

Paid Sick Leave Law:  

A ​Look at Employer Compliance

​November 7, 2014

October 24, 2014

My employee took a pregnancy disability leave for three months, and then came back to work as soon as she was released by her doctor. Four months later, she now wants to take baby bonding leave for eight weeks. Will she be able to collect Paid Family Leave insurance, and if so, will there be a new seven-day waiting period?

   Paid Family Leave Waiting Period Waived for Delayed Baby Bonding

Does AB 1897 affect your organization?

AB 1897 is a sweeping new law that will increase liability on employers who contract for labor. The purpose of the law, which goes into effect January 1, 2015, is to hold companies accountable for wage-and-hour violations when using staffing agencies or other labor contractors to supply workers. 

More Employer Liability When Contracting for Labor


                February 27, 2015

Terminating Employee Who Has Given Two Weeks' Notice

Correcting Underpayment in Paychecks ASAP May Limit Penalties

My employee gave two weeks’ notice that she is quitting, but I want to end her employment today. Will that turn her quit into a termination? And if so, will it mean she can collect unemployment insurance even though she quit? And do I have to pay her out for the two weeks?

Due to an error with our payroll system, one of our employees was accidentally underpaid on the last payday. How can we correct this? Is it acceptable to wait to pay her the amount she is owed on the next paycheck in two weeks?