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Employment:  October 10, 2018

It’s Getting Cold Outside...for Employers.

As the leaves begin to fall and the weather turns colder, California employment law is becoming increasingly burdensome for employers as it relates to sexual harassment in the workplace. There is a chill in the air as it relates to some new bills just signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

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Business, Employment:  September 20, 2018

Setting a Standard in the Workplace

As a business idea develops from a concept to start-up, there are a progression of steps a founder can take to help their Company’s overall success and sustainability. For example, in the initial stages of growth, the owner should make sure the Company is a properly formed entity for added protection. Then, as employees are added, the owner should become educated on what it means to be a California Employer.

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Typically, a conservatorship is necessary when a Conservatee did not create a proper and complete estate plan. By failing to do so, a family member must then obtain a court order so he or she can manage the Conservatee’s financial affairs and take control over the Conservatee’s health and welfare.

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Cal/OSHA passes the Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention regulation that took effect on July 1, 2018. This new regulation requires affected employers to perform an initial worksite evaluation by October 1, 2018.

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As the summer heat intensifies, so does your obligation to protect your employees from heat-related illnesses. If you have employees who work outdoors, you are required to provide them with recovery periods of 10 minutes at least once every four hours. A ‘recovery period’ is a cool down period provided to prevent heat-related illness.

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