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A Conversation about Employment Law with attorney Katy Raytis

Join Katy Raytis, Employment Attorney as she discusses a myriad of new legislation affecting employers of all sizes in 2020. Greg, Joseph and John quiz Katy in several areas - and there are a metric ton of them! The conversation moves along quickly, and Katy's effervescent personality makes the topic enjoyable Ignorance of the Law is no defense! Being aware and furthermore, compliant with those laws is the responsibility of the employer.

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How to Read Your Form W-2 And What If Your Organization Uses a PEO   

Learning how to read a form W2 takes a little time, but understanding your tax documents helps you prepare to file taxes. 

Especially if your employer outsources HR work like W2 preparation, you need to understand how to read a form W2. 

Keep reading to learn about how to read a W2 and what to do if your organization uses a PEO.  

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[YWH S1E15] Legislators gonna Legislate, New Laws for 2020

Podcast regular Leo Villanueva returns with what seems to be a recurring subject on the podcast these days: Legislative updates. As WorkogicHR's compliance manager, it is Leo who keeps us and our clients out of trouble with respect to current Federal, State, and Local employment and compliance matters. Settle in, grab a coffee and your notepad as Leo, Greg and the guys go over the major labor law changes taking effect in the new year.

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What you should know about California’s new law AB5

On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a piece of legislation—AB5—that could potentially reclassify millions of independent contractors as employees and dramatically reshape the future of independent workforces in California and beyond.

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Ask Worklogic: Service Animals in the Workplace

Question: 

Do we have to accommodate a service animal if we have employees that are allergic?


Answer: 

The answer is, “Yes”. 

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Using CBD Oils and Employer Drug Testing

The use of CBD oils has been steadily increasing among many working adults. From anxiety and pain management to weight loss, CBD oils are considered to have many healthful benefits. However, this can pose a bit of a challenge for employers who are unsure how to enforce anti-drug use policies in the workplace.

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What is the CROWN Act and How Does it Affect Your Business?

California is recognized as the first state to pass a law that prohibits employers and schools from discriminating against individuals based on their choice of hairstyles. Called The CROWN Act, which stands for “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair,” was voted into law by a majority vote.

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Workplace Dating: How Sexual Harassment Policy Mitigates Risks

Relationships can and do happen in the workplace. It’s not surprising, given working adults spend much of their lives at work. A study conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management revealed that one in three workers have been involved in a relationship with a co-worker before.

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Communicating a Substance Use Work Policy in Cannabis Legal States

Coming to a state near you: Cannabis legalization. The cultivation, possession, and recreational use of cannabis in person’s age 21 and above has already become legal in 10 U.S. states and Washington D.C. so far, with 33 additional states and the U.S. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico also allowing cannabis and CBD oil products for medicinal purposes.

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7 Things You Need to Know About California SB1343

According to SB-1343, by January 1, 2020, 92% of the state’s workforce [roughly 15.5 million workers] will need to have received at least one hour of sexual harassment training for non-management employees; and two hours of training for supervisors. Following the 2020 deadline, these educational thresholds will need to be met again every two years. Here are 7 things HR and compliance professionals need to know about this mandate.

What does SB-1343 change?

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