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Tragic Act of Workplace Violence Puts Spotlight on Safety

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019

The tragic shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Illinois last month has put workplace violence back in the spotlight. When an employee learned he was being fired from his job, he began shooting.

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Message from Kim: Launching ThinkHR Comply and ThinkHR Learn

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019

Pop a cork, throw some confetti, and celebrate with us this month as we add two new features for CEA members. Members now have access to compliance tools with ThinkHR Comply and access to a learning management system (LMS) with 300 training courses with ThinkHR Learn.

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More Questions Off-Limits in a Job Interview!

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019

Several interview areas are now off-limits in California and the distinction between “okay” and “over-the-line” is critical.

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Winery Gets Crushed for $11 Million in Harassment Case

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

Large sexual harassment awards are not going away anytime soon. A jury awarded over $11 million dollars to two winery employees who alleged they were sexually harassed by the General Manager and retaliated against after they complained.

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Get Me Off this Merry-Go-Round! OSHA (Again) Revises Electronic Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Rules

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a Final Rule to amend its workplace injury and illness recordkeeping regulation. 

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Ambulance Employees Can Stay On-Call During Work Breaks

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

Private ambulance companies may continue their current practice of having emergency medical technicians and paramedics remain on-call ("reachable by a portable communication device") during the entirety of their shift, including their meal and rest breaks, in order to respond to 911 calls and maximize the protection of the public.

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Counsels' Corner: Pay Employees Properly Now or Pay Them More Later!

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office secured $1.7 million in assets from the owners of a Bay Area restaurant chain, Mango Garden, to pay 56 workers who were victims of “wage theft.”

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Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot!

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

Have you ever encountered a problem and found that a previous action has now set a precedent for your future action? In plain language, “you probably just shot yourself in the foot!”

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