The CDPH recommendations: Positive Test. If an employee tests positive, regardless of their vaccination status or whether they have had a previous COVID-19 infection, they must be excluded from the workplace for at least 5 days. The employee may return to work after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a… Read more »
CAL/OSHA Temporary Standard Covid
All Employers are required to create Covid 19 prevention plans to protect their employees. Similar to a IIPP, they must create a plan to evaluate the risks and resolve the risk. California recently approved Cal/OSHA emergency temporary standards on COVID-19 infection prevention. These new temporary standards apply to most workers in California not covered by… Read more »
AB 5: How did we get here and where are we going?
The battle over AB 5 is over; however the path to clarity is on the horizon. The bill is expected to dramatically reshape the contours of California’s workforce and economy, and potentially reclassify two-million independent contractors. Across the state, employers must now examine their workforce and determine whether and how to modify their business structure… Read more »
Safety First- Lowering Your Experience Modification Rating
Worker’s Compensation is required for most employers in most states. It covers more than 140 million U.S. workers, over 94% of employees. The total cost to employers of workers’ compensation insurance is more than $95 billion annually. But the individual price for workers’ compensation insurance for each employer is dependent on various variables.
Creating a Dog-Friendly Workspace Doesn’t Have to be ‘Ruff’
As the working world has evolved, it’s no secret that priorities have shifted and what employees looked for in a workplace a decade ago is different from what they desire now. For example, millennials, who make up just about one-third of the American workforce, tend to place great importance on work-life balance and career growth… Read more »
New EEO-1 Update Requires Employers to Provide Detailed Pay Data
The U.S. women’s national soccer team (USWNT) has been making worldwide headlines but not just for their historic FIFA Women’s World Cup win. Earlier this year, all 28 players filed a class-action lawsuit, claiming that they had been subject to gender pay discrimination. Although it remains to be seen what will come of the… Read more »
6 Tips for Making a Remote Workforce Work for Employers
The idea of companies allowing their teams to work remotely is an issue that has come under the microscope in recent years. As employees look to gain personal freedom while companies seek to cut costs, the prospect of working remotely is beneficial for both parties. According to Up Work, nearly two-thirds of U.S. companies today… Read more »
How Employers Should Respond to “No Match” Letters
As of March, the Social Security Administration (SSA) revived efforts to issue Employer Correction Request Notices to business owners. It’s a practice that the SSA had abandoned in 2012 but now that the letters have resurfaced in many employers’ mailboxes, this may raise concerns for companies across the nation.