October 2009: Military Family Leaves (under the FMLA) Expanded

Download This Issue in .pdf Format Yesterday, October 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The new law expands provisions of the Qualifying Exigency and Servicemember Care Leaves under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). Accordingly, handbook leave ... Read More

April 2009: I-9 Form

Employment Eligibility Verification– NEW Form I-9  Download This Issue in .pdf Format he NEW Form I-9 (which was originally scheduled to be implemented in February) must be used for all new hires and reverifications on or after April 3, 2009. A copy of the new form is attached. You can ... Read More

Spring 2009: Flu and the Workplace

Flu and the Workplace Download This Issue in .pdf Format The outbreak of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu, has raised a number of questions with regard to the workplace. Some of these concerns are addressed here. What can I do to protect my employees? It is most ... Read More

March 2009: COBRA Model Notices

ARRA: COBRA (and Cal-COBRA) Model Notices Download This Issue in .pdf Format The Department of Labor has issued Model Notices to be used to comply with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which provides for reduction of COBRA (and Cal-COBRA) premiums in certain circumstances. There are four ... Read More

February 2008: FMLA

Changes to FMLA – Servicemember Leave – Download This Issue in .pdf Format As part of the newly enacted National Defense Authorization Act, two provisions have been added to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)* allowing a family member of certain members of the armed services to take leave. These provisions ... Read More

January 2008: EIC

A. B. 650 – Notice of Earned Income Credit Rights – January 2008 – Download This Issue in .pdf Format • Employers must notify their employees that they may be eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. The notice must be hand delivered or mailed to employees within one week before ... Read More

November 2007: I-9 Update

Revised I-9 Form – November 2007 – Download This Issue in .pdf Format On November 7, 2007 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new Form I-9. A copy of the new form (which contains interactive form fields) is attached. Although the USCIS has stated that employers should begin to ... Read More

Spring 2007: I-9 Form

Employer’s Legal Advisory – Spring 2007 – Download This Issue in .pdf Format Common Errors in Completing the I-9 Form With recent enforcement activity by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employers are reminded that I-9 Forms must be properly completed to avoid penalties for paperwork violations. The following are common errors in ... Read More

Fall 2006: Employer Requirements

Download This Issue in .pdf Format Basic Employer Requirements The following is a review of items that every employer should be aware of. Some are mandated by state or federal law while others can prevent or minimize an employer’s liability in the event of claims by employees. Posters Employers are ... Read More

Spring 2004: Labor Code

Employer’s Legal Advisory – Spring 2004 – Download This Issue in .pdf Format Are You Violating the Labor Code? What could happen . . . Recently a lawsuit was filed in Ventura County alleging that the employer was in violation of certain sections of the Labor Code. This suit appears to have ... Read More