New Workplace Notice Requirements Take Effect

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IF YOU have more than five employees you are required to have in place as of April 1 anti-discrimination, anti-harassment and complaint investigation policies. You are also required to post starting April 1 a notification to your employees about California’s pregnancy disability leave law. The regulations, updated by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council, were spurred by recent court decisions. If you have not done so, now is the time to review your anti-harassment, discrimination and retaliation policies. Steps You Need to Take Now • Include a mechanism that permits employees to complain to someone other than his or…
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Post Cal/OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1

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Employers with 10 or more employees are required to post their 2015 Cal/OSHA 300A form starting on Feb. 1 until April 1. Form 300A reports an employer’s total number of deaths, missed workdays, job transfers or restrictions, and injuries and illnesses as recorded on Form 300. It also includes the number of workers and the hours they worked for the year. Nonexempt employers with more than 10 employees must post the form.. There are actually three related forms you need to keep up to date: • OSHA Form 300 – Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses • OSHA Form 301…
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