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I recently read an article on the increase in discrimination lawsuits being filed by employees for taking care of a sick family member. Did you know, these types of litigations cost U.S. employers $477 million over the last 10 years! The most common cases were pregnancy/maternity leave and Elder care.

Elder care is a growing area of family responsibilities. It is anticipated that elder care cases will become more predominant as our

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HR Done Right is keeping an eye out on the ever changing landscape of California’s sick leave requirements.

Employees who work 30 or more days in a 12-month period in California, must accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 24 hours (or three days) per year. Employers can limit the use of paid sick leave to 24 hours per year. If the employer uses the accrual method the employee must be able to accrue up to 48

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The farmworker overtime bill AB1066 has been signed by Governor Brown.

Farmworkers are currently paid overtime after 10 hours in a day or 60 hours in a week. Beginning 2019, farmworkers of employers with 25 or more employees, who work more than nine-and-a-half hours per day or 55 hours a week will receive overtime pay.

Each subsequent year, until 2022, overtime eligibility will increase for all farmworkers who work more than eight

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The farmworker overtime bill was passed by the California Assembly yesterday and is pending Governor Brown’s signature. In 2010, a similar bill was presented to Governor Schwarzenegger who vetoed it. If Governor Brown signs the bill it will impact businesses, workers and consumers.

Currently, farmworkers are paid overtime after 10 hours in a day or 60 hours in a week. This is a longer work week than other California workers who receive

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Beginning August 1, 2016, civil penalties for immigration-related fines will be increasing. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, signed into law November 2015, made adjustments to the amounts employers would pay should they be fined for unlawful employment of immigrant workers and mistakes made on the Form I-9.

The new penalties impact H-1B, H-2A and H-2B temporary visa foreign worker programs and

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