Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws


Employers need to be aware of a few significant new 2020 employment laws that may affect their daily business operations, policies and employees. Some new laws make significant changes while others make smaller changes to existing law.

Fair Credit Reporting Act—Employment Law Basics

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‘Consumer Reports’ and ‘Investigative Consumer Reports’ In the employment context, a consumer report is any written, oral, or other communication of any information by a consumer reporting agency bearing on an individual’s employment.

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor


Quite a few employment-related bills have passed the Legislature. Five bills that could significantly affect California employers are on the Governor’s desk awaiting review and action. In addition, the bill carries the threat of litigation for employers.

Organizing I-9 documents: Keeping your employee paperwork compliant and secure

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The post Organizing I-9 documents: Keeping your employee paperwork compliant and secure appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Employment Law Human Resources

Reconstructed Travel Logs Inadequate for Documenting Mileage

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Although the case involves the business expenses of a sole proprietor, it should be noted that the same rules also apply to vehicle benefits provided by an employer. Mr. Slaughter received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his B.A. In a recent case, Velez v.

Retaliation—The Marcia Brady Of Employment Law

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neither can employers seem to escape claims of retaliation by their employees. Everywhere employers turn, there’s another retaliation claim being made against them under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or another state or federal statute.

Upcoming Changes in Poland’s Labor and Employment Law

Global People Strategist

The Polish legislature is currently working on a couple of labor and employment laws that will take effect in 2019 and possibly ring in a new era of HR in Poland. Notably, the use of both monitoring services is strictly restricted, to be used by employers only when necessary.

How to fire someone fairly: Document your decision

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The post How to fire someone fairly: Document your decision appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Employment Law Firing Human ResourcesNo matter how fair you have been, always assume an employee who has been disciplined will sue, alleging some form of discrimination. Be prepared!

Ironclad Employment Documentation: A Q&A with Susan Fentin

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Will you have the employment documentation to back up your decision and avoid a costly lawsuit? It’s your word against the word of the employee—unless you have solid employment documentation to support the reasons for your decision.

Harassment in the workplace: Document details and track complaints

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The post Harassment in the workplace: Document details and track complaints appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Discrimination and Harassment Employment Law Human ResourcesThis recent sexual harassment lawsuit case proves that if the matter gets to court, the more details you can provide, the better.

When a previously good performer starts to slide, carefully document decline

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When an employer fires a worker for poor performance and the worker sues alleging some sort of discrimination, the employer must be ready to explain any apparent decline in its performance appraisals. The post When a previously good performer starts to slide, carefully document decline appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Employment Law Human Resources

How Do I Verify Form I-9 Documents for Remote Employee?


This can be a very difficult situation, since the law makes no exception for a remote employee — the employer must have the Form I-9 completed within the first three days of the employee beginning employment. The post How Do I Verify Form I-9 Documents for Remote Employee?

3 costly mistakes that could be lurking in your documentation

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It’s not always what’s missing from employee documentation that could get you in trouble. It’s also what may already be in your documentation that could land you on the wrong end of a lawsuit. . In other words, it may create liability for the employer.

How Employers Became Legally Liable for Documentation of Employees’ Work Eligibility

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Rather than arresting and deporting unauthorized immigrants, the government finds it easier and more effective to arrest or fine employers that hire undocumented workers, no matter how unwittingly. employers has become increasingly overbearing and burdensome.

Recruiting Within the Boundaries of Equal Opportunity Employment Law

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It is crucial that healthcare recruiters understand how personal bias (or the employer’s bias) can lead to some dangerous hiring techniques that could leave them not only open to litigation, but also pass over heaps of well-qualified applicants. © Minerva Studio / Fotolia.

Keeping Employee Records Secure – Ask #HR Bartender

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In a personnel file, is it required to have no sensitive information (such as social security numbers) on any documents and/or other forms? Mark, are there laws regarding how organizations should maintain employee records? And if so, are the laws federal, state or both?

Reminder to California Employers: Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes


The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers with 10 or more employees that employment tax returns, wage reports and payroll tax deposits must be submitted electronically to the Employment Development Department (EDD). File employment tax returns and wage reports.

Arizona Makes Misrepresenting Pet as Service Animal Illegal

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While the new law, which took effect August 3, is a relief to many employers and business owners, they must be careful how they inquire whether an animal is a legitimate service animal. Effects of New Law. Employment Law disability Documentation Gallagher Kennedy service animal

How to Avoid Common Form I-9 Violations

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Fines for knowingly hiring or continuing to employ unauthorized workers can reach as much as $16,000 per violation , while substantive and uncorrected technical violations can be as much as $1,100 per violation. Improper destruction of documents. Improper storage of documents.

5 Tips for Accommodating Depression, PTSD, and Other Mental Illnesses

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released information to help explain the workplace rights of employees with mental health conditions under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Tip #3: Ask for documentation. An estimated 16.1

Was employee’s firing for delaying leave documentation OK?

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What can employers do when an employee is slow to provide documentation and respond to medical exam requests? In a recent case, a federal appeals court ruled that an employer was justified in firing an employee for failing to cooperate with its FMLA leave approval process.

Is Your Cafeteria Plan Document Full of Plot Holes?

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Unlike summer blockbuster movies with a large cast of key characters, benefit plan documentation has just three: the plan document under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the summary plan description (SPD), and the Internal Revenue Code Section 125 cafeteria plan document.

Colorado Implementing New Data Privacy Requirements

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Colorado’s new, more stringent data privacy law is set to take effect on September 1, meaning employers face more obligations related to disposal and security of residents’ personal identifying information (PII). The new law also creates C.R.S.

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New Design for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents On Its Way


Permanent Resident Cards, known as green cards, are getting redesigned to enhance document security. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) redesigned the Permanent Resident Card, known as a “green card,” and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

9 FMLA record keeping requirements employers need to know

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Employment law attorneys recommend periodic internal audits of all record keeping practices. That way, if there’s ever a dispute, you’ll be able to produce the required documentation — not to mention stay in compliance with federal laws.

DOL Fiduciary Rule Officially Vacated by Appellate Court; SEC Seen Receiving Baton on Adviser Oversight

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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP said in the bulletin that “[t]here is no need for asset managers to contact ERISA clients regarding the change in law or to update subscription and other documents immediately.”. Employment Law News advice documents DOL ERISA fiduciary

Beyond the Wall—Immigration, Employers, and the Trump Administration (Part 2)

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How might employers be impacted by immigration-related policies and practices under the Trump administration? In part 1 of this article , I looked at areas such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement, mandatory E-Verify, and changes to employment-based/H1-B visas.

Employment Law: 3 Compliance Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making


One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an employer is underestimating the importance of compliance with employment laws. And if you think that you’re not affected by most laws and regulations because of the number of employees you have, think again. Often, small businesses are subject to many of the same laws and regulations that govern large corporations. Not keeping up with regulatory agencies and laws that govern your business. Overtime pay laws.

The opioid crisis: Is drug addiction a disability?

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Drug addiction touches every employer, whether it’s finding applicants to fill open jobs or accommodating treatment and recovery. Employers absorb part of that cost in the form of lost productivity and higher healthcare costs. Employment Law Labor Laws

Mandatory Flu Shots: Can You Make Employees Roll Up Their Sleeves?

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Many employers believe that employees should be inoculated to keep the workforce healthy and the office fully staffed during flu season. Although the question is simple, the answer most certainly isn’t, even for employers in the healthcare industry. Employment Law flu shots

ADA Accommodations: Part of an overall ADA policy

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Employers often view disability accommodations as rare isolated events tailored to one employee’s needs. Many things can go wrong for the employer that lacks an overall ADA policy. The ADA covers all employers with 15 or more employees. Employment Law Labor Laws

Ask the Attorney: Shredding I-9s, employee leave pay and more

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One of our most trusted advisors on all things employment law, Nancy Delogu, answers readers questions about when (and if) it’s safe to shred I-9 forms, salaried versus hourly paid leave and discussing medial information of a non-employee. Employment Law Labor Laws

5 Reasons Why HR Compliance is More Complicated Than Ever


Because compliance is changing so quickly on the state and federal level, HR departments are finding it more and more challenging to keep up with current regulations and changes to employment law. A vendor partner can be the HR practitioner’s best support to help navigate the fast-moving legal compliance landscape that includes background screening, reference checks, and employment verification. Complex state and city laws. Recent case law and changes surrounding FCRA.

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act Takes Effect October 29

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The law requires all private and public New Jersey employers, regardless of size, to offer paid sick leave. In addition to expanding how paid sick leave can be used, the new law preempts the 13 New Jersey municipalities that have their own local paid sick leave ordinances.

Preparing for salary history bans?

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How can employers make sure that a prospective hire will be willing to take a job at a salary you consider fair before you spend everyone’s time interviewing ? And these laws aren’t restricted to the most progressive states and cities. Employment Law Pay and Benefits Uncategorized