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Hospitality Providers Must View New Cal/OSHA Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Regulation

Hospitality Providers Must View New Cal/OSHA Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Regulation In January the Cal/OSHA Standards Board approved a new regulation that requires hotels and other lodging establishments (such as resorts and bed and breakfast inns) to implement new rules to protect employees who perform housekeeping tasks from any "musculoskeletal injury." A new General Industry [...]

What Employers Need To Know About New Parent LOA In – 2018

New Parent Leave Of Absence Act: Effective January 1, 2018, employers with 20 to 49 employees are now required to allow qualified employees to take unpaid leave as much as 12 weeks to bond with a new child.   To be eligible for qualification, employee must have completed 1,250 hours of work for the company [...]

What Employers Need To Know About Reproductive Health Rights

Update #4: Employment Policies - Reproductive Health Rights Because employees have the right of freedom to make their own reproductive health decisions without interference from their employers, this law is required by law to be included in all Employee Handbooks and used in training. Men, women, and their families can be affected by potential reproductive [...]

Prepare for 2017 Minimum Wage Laws

Verify you are paying all employees at least the Applicable Minimum Wage. And be aware of what city or county your employees are working in - because there are differing minimum wages, as well as paid sick leave rules, in dozens of California cities and some counties. PAY AND BENEFITS INCREASES FOR STATE MINIMUM WAGE  [...]