FORGOT YOUR DETAILS?

Several of our clients have recently asked, “how long do I need to retain documents in someone’s personnel file”? There is no set period of time that applies to all documents.  It is dependent on current laws or statutes.   Below is a table that PlatinumHR has created that shows the various documents, the governing body

California Minimum Wage

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the statewide minimum wage in California increased from $10.50 to $10.00 for employers with less than 25 employees and from $11 to $12 per hour for employers with more than 25 employees. This also impacts other wage and hour obligations, such as the minimum salary requirement for exempt employees, which increased to
The OSHA 300a log is part of a federal requirement concerning safety in the workplace. It is a form that must be filled out by employers and displayed in a visible area. The log records all applicable injuries or illnesses that occur in the workplace.  The types of injuries/illness that must be logged and reported
Final rules from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on employment-based wellness programs raise the maximum reward that may be offered by certain wellness programs and expand nondiscrimination protections for sick employees. The final rules under President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were issued May 29 and will be effective
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On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that provisions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that defined marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman were unconstitutional. In a 5-4 vote, the Court found that the provisions deprived “the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth
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Don’t Hold a Final Paycheck Hostage

Q: Is it legal to hold an employee’s final paycheck until uniforms, computers, tools, or other company property is returned?   A: I get this question quite often and the short answer is: NO! An employer may not withhold an employee’s final paycheck for any reason! If an employee is separated from employment, he/she must
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Unpaid “Internships” Might Be Illegal

Unpaid “Internships” Might be Illegal A common labor law violation is the use of unpaid “interns”. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states very clearly that that employers cannot pay an employee below minimum wage NOR can employees “waive” their rights under the FLSA. Employers cannot get around this by calling the work “volunteer” work
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Alternative Work Schedules

Alternative Work Schedules (AWS) have been around for some time and are often used to assist managers and supervisors with meeting their goals. They can also be effective recruitment and retention tools. Additionally, they allow employees more flexibility in planning their work and, in some instances, greater work/life balance. For example, employees with greater control
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