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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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HR Done Right is monitoring the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, Proposition 64 (2016) which will be on the November ballot. This initiative was designed to legalize marijuana and hemp under state law and enact sales, and cultivation taxes.

What could this mean to employers if Proposition 64 (2016) passes? Employers will still be allowed to continue to enforce drug-free workplace policies because marijuana is still illegal

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In less than six months the new rule updating the regulations governing which executive, administrative, and professional employees are entitled to the minimum wage and overtime pay protections of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be in effect.

Did you know 4.2 million employees are estimated to be impacted nationally by these new regulations? The positions that have the highest risk of exposure are: Inside Sales, Food &

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With temperatures on the rise, employers have a duty to keep their employees safe when working indoors and outdoors. Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States! It is critical that employers identify the hazards of working in hot conditions and take steps to reduce the risk to workers.

All employers who have employees working outside in high temperature conditions are advised to: