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HR Compliance Overview: Employee Leave – Legal Rules

Employees may require time off for a variety of reasons, such as personal health issues or family emergencies. Employers are required by federal and state leave laws to grant leave to their employees under specific circumstances. Employers should consider their...

Workplace Violence Prevention Plan and Training Law

California offers extensive workplace safety safeguards under the state's Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSH) Act and related laws, in addition to the protections given to employees under federal law. Cal/OSH mandates a number of workplace safety regulations that...

California Prohibits Questions About Off-duty Marijuana Use

As of January 1, 2024 employers may not ask about or take adverse actions based on an individual's off-duty marijuana use. On September 19, 2023, California enacted Senate Bill (SB) 700, which adds protections against marijuana-related questions for job applicants....

California Updates Paid Sick Leave FAQs and Employee Notices

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has updated its answers to frequently asked questions about paid sick leave, the paid sick leave poster, and employee noticedue to the changes to the state paid sick leave requirement that took effect...