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Violence in the Workplace

Violence in the Workplace

Cindy Williams, Managing Partner at CalWorkSafety & HR was a presenter on October 26th, entitled Violence in the workplace, for Jevon Thomas’ bimonthly cocktail networking event in Irvine, CA. Cindy shared timely and extremely important information regarding...

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COVID-19 Close Contact Definition Changed

COVID-19 Close Contact Definition Changed

James W. Ward  October 14, 2022 HR Watchdog On October 13, 2022, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order updating the definition for “close contact” as it relates to the CDPH isolation and quarantine requirements for individuals infected or...

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Investigations In The Workplace

Investigations In The Workplace

Please Join Our October 20, 2022 ZOOM Webcast: Employers Have An Affirmative Duty To Investigate In Many Instances Including: Civil Rights & Anti-Discrimination laws – Employers must investigate & take prompt remedial action Health & Safety laws –...

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New California Laws

New California Laws

Read more about the new laws affecting employers in California. California Expands Who an Employee Can Care for Under the CFRA and California Paid Sick Leave Law Beginning January 1, 2023, employees throughout California will be able to use sick leave or take leave...

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High Times Ahead for Employers in California

High Times Ahead for Employers in California

By Ellen E. Cohen & Kishaniah Dhamodaran on September 19, 2022 Jackson Lewis On September 18, 2022, Governor Newsom signed California Assembly Bill (AB) 2188, which makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any...

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How to Confront Bullying Behavior at Work

How to Confront Bullying Behavior at Work

by Brittney Maxfield September 14, 2022 Dear Crucial Skills, I work with a senior employee who is passive-aggressive, interrupts the boss, pontificates, challenges direction he does not agree with, and diminishes team morale. I’d like to talk with him about this, but...

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Update on COVID Paid Sick Leave

Update on COVID Paid Sick Leave

By CalChamber - September 2, 2022 AB 152 (Committee on Budget) COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave passed the Legislature on August 31 and awaits action by the Governor. The bill establishes the COVID-19 Relief Grant Program within the Governor’s Office of Business...

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What Workplace Mediation Is and Is Not

What Workplace Mediation Is and Is Not

Please Join Our September 15, 2022 ZOOM Webcast:  Mediation: What It Is (And What It Is Not) … And How To Use It to Resolve Workplace Disputes Healthy conflict exists in most workplaces, where employees debate and learn from each other’s different perspectives. But...

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Worker Fatigue Leads to Injuries

Worker Fatigue Leads to Injuries

Worker Fatigue Leads to Injuries Research estimates that 13% of workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue, and 43% of American workers admit they may be too tired to function safely at work. Employers can reduce the risk of fatigue and assist employees by...

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Monkeypox: What Does this Mean for Employers?

Monkeypox: What Does this Mean for Employers?

By Alka Ramchandani-Raj, Devjani Mishra, Lauren Bridenbaugh, and Sebastian Chilco on August 3, 2022 UPDATE: As of August 4, the Biden administration has declared monkeypox a national health emergency, on the heels of similar announcements by various states and...

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