Pay Now or Pay Later

I have an employee who is always late with his timecard. Is it okay to pay him on the next pay period?  [click to read more …]

Upcoming Legal Changes

Just as the holidays are on the horizon, our good mood drops because we know the legislature has new surprises for us. This is just a quick heads up about what’s coming.  [click to read more …]

Managing After the Fact

I currently have an employee on a leave of absence who is due back in three weeks. We don’t want her back. While she’s been gone, we have found so much that she didn’t do well or even do at all. Is it okay to tell her we don’t want her back?  [click to read more …]

Order Your Employment Law Posters!

If you haven’t already ordered your posters, do it now because the new year is coming fast!  [click to read more …]

Where Did They Go Wrong?

California’s Labor Commissioner’s Office is tasked with ensuring employees receive all monies legally due them by their employers. Since this is a state agency, most of the money collected goes to the employees and a much smaller amount to the state. Here are some notable cases and tips.  [click to read more …]

Sharing Personnel Files

I’ve received a request by an attorney for a copy of an employee file. They included a very long list of things they’d like us to send them but they did provide authorization by the employee. Do I just copy the whole file and send it?  [click to read more …]

While You Were Busy

It seems that COVID conversations continue to knock every other topic aside. But, while you were busy, other things have happened that need a bit of your attention. This article is to draw your attention to them so you are better informed.  [click to read more …]

Cost of Doing Business

A few of my employees have to drive to client sites as part of their job. One employee consistently receives parking violations because he doesn’t want to walk an extra block but then forgets to put money in the meter. Can I make him pay for those parking tickets?  [click to read more …]

The Offer

Is it okay to put a lot of details into my offer letter to a candidate? I like to add details about benefits, a description of job duties, and other information so I’m sure the candidate has all the information they need.  [click to read more …]

Compliance Sanity Check

It has been a tough time for many companies, thanks to the pandemic and the never-ending changes it has caused. Between remote workers refusing to return to the office and the difficulty in finding workers, most companies are still struggling to find their balance. We wanted to remind you not to ignore compliance when your focus is elsewhere.  [click to read more …]