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Only a week after signing legislation to increase the California minimum wage, Governor Jerry Brown signed another law that increases pay during family medical leave. 

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Good Morning San Francisco! No, this isn’t a failed attempt at a Full House throw-back-Thursday on a Wednesday. This is the hot new happening in San Francisco! On Thursday, March 31st, 2016 the city’s board of supervisors unanimously approved legislation requiring businesses to provide employees with six weeks of fully paid parental leave.  This makes the […]

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Every day a new wage and hour class action is filed and/or settled somewhere in the USA. Why is it so hard to just do it right? Do what right, you ask? Well….. all of it. Pay workers a fair wage plus overtime – for starters. Use some reason. If it sounds unfair to the […]

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Calculating overtime is always a source of litigation when you open most any law blog. Complicating the various methods of calculation required by either a federal or state law is the addition of payments such as bonuses which may affect the overtime rate. I came across this court case which nicely spelled out the calculations used […]

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Hello HelpDesk Framily! So, 2016 is HERE and I am super excited to announce: HelpDesk OSHA Compliance Tool-Kits are Updated for 2016! With thousands of HelpDesk Compliance Warriors on our rolls, we get feedback asking for particular “help” to be added to the already populous job aids and reference pieces. We listen to your requests […]

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For years, medical marijuana dispensers have been raided and arrested in states that legally allow the use, growth, and sale of marijuana for medical reasons. But, a few days ago, Congress once again renewed the ban on the use of federal funds for the  purpose of investigating and prosecuting the use of medical marijuana in […]

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