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Arizona’s Small Employers Need to Be Ready for New COBRA-Like Mandate

December 11, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Arizona employers with fewer than 20 employees need to be ready for a new state law requiring them to offer continuation of health insurance benefits for employees and their dependents. The new law applies to health benefits plans sponsored by […]


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Arizona Minimum Wage Going Up On January 1

December 7, 2018

Via: HR Hero

The Arizona minimum wage is set to go to $11 an hour, up from $10.50, on January 1, a result of voters passing Proposition 206, the Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, in 2016. An effort to lock in the […]


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Hawaii Salary History Inquiry Ban to Take Effect January 1

December 6, 2018

Via: HR Hero

A new law taking effect in Hawaii on January 1 prohibits prospective employers from requesting or considering a job applicant’s wage or salary history as part of an employment application process or compensation offer. The purpose of the law is […]


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HR Professionals Gear Up for Mandatory Anti-Harassment Training

November 30, 2018

Via: SHRM

Trainers who provide sexual-harassment-prevention courses are fielding more requests from California businesses looking to schedule training sessions that comply with a new state mandate. SB 1343, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sept. 30, requires employers with at least five workers […]


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Complying with California’s Suitable Seating Requirements

November 30, 2018

Via: SHRM

California employers may be required to provide seating for all workers—even customer-facing employees, such as cashiers, greeters and tellers—but the standard for suitable seating depends on the particular workplace’s circumstances. Employers generally want workers to look approachable and may feel […]


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Dueling employee petitions have revealed a deep divide within Google over China

November 29, 2018

Via: The Verge

I had a great day in Washington, DC, taking meetings with Congressional staffers, tech platforms, and colleagues. I also had working Wi-Fi and a working newsletter provider. So thank you for your understanding these past two days, and please enjoy […]


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Complaints prompt Google to change disability accommodation policy

November 26, 2018

Via: HR Dive

Google employees have been staging various employment actions to try to bring about change in workplace policies and procedures. A recent walkout by Google employees over its alleged cover up of sexual harassment claims against senior executives led the company […]


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Every Minute Counts in California for Employee Compensation

November 26, 2018

Via: Workforce

Donald Troester was a shift supervisor for a Los Angeles Starbucks. Starbucks’ software required Troester to clock out of every closing shift before initiating “close store procedure.” After completing the procedure, Troester was required to activate the store alarm, exit […]


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Calif. Court Limits Use of Employee Nonsolicitation Agreements

November 21, 2018

Via: SHRM

It is well-established that restrictive covenants, such as noncompetes, are prohibited by statute in California. Since the decision by the California Supreme Court that partial restraints like customer nonsolicitation clauses were void under Business and Professions Code Section 16600, the […]


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Fired Employee Claiming Disability Bias Gets Trial

November 16, 2018

Via: SHRM

A California appellate court ruled that a systems analyst terminated allegedly for poor performance following a disciplinary probation and suspension was entitled to a trial on her claim of disability discrimination, even though the employer demonstrated a legitimate business reason […]