Employment Laws

How to Avoid Paying Unemployment Benefits
How to Avoid Paying Unemployment Benefits

It’s a question that comes up often in the CEDR Solution Center: If I fire someone for cause, how can I avoid paying their unemployment insurance benefits? The short answer is that you can’t always prevent an employee from receiving unemployment insurance (UI)...

Employee Smoking & Your Rights as an Employer
Employee Smoking & Your Rights as an Employer

There are plenty of reasons that drive employers to limit or ban smoking at the workplace. It can upset customers, patients, and coworkers when employees smell like smoke. It often upsets other employees when smokers seem to get extra breaks to support their habit....

Details on California’s New Statewide COVID Paid Sick Leave Law
Details on California’s New Statewide COVID Paid Sick Leave Law

Jump to a topic: What if I already offer paid time off? What about Cal/OSHA Exclusion Pay? 1 week of COVID PSL if the employee or a family member tests positive for COVID 1 week of COVID PSL if the employee needs to be out for a number of other COVID-related reasons ...

Employee Wage Discussions with Ally Dagnino
Employee Wage Discussions with Ally Dagnino

Read The CEDR Wage Discussion Blog If you have any questions about anything in this video, don’t hesitate to reach out. CEDR members can reach us directly support@cedrsolutions.com If you are interested in learning about CEDR’s services, please schedule an appointment...

Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace Explained
Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace Explained

Let’s start by stating the obvious – as an employer, you want to organize the work and treatment standards for your practice in the most efficient ways possible. Once well organized, a special request of any kind can be seen as a burden or treated with disdain because...

The Interactive Process with Ally Dagnino
The Interactive Process with Ally Dagnino

Read the CEDR blog on Reasonable Accommodations If you have any questions about anything in this video, don’t hesitate to reach out. CEDR members can reach us directly support@cedrsolutions.com If you are interested in learning about CEDR’s services, please schedule...

Employer Guidance: Pregnant Dental Employees, Nitrous, and X-Rays
Employer Guidance: Pregnant Dental Employees, Nitrous, and X-Rays

Working in a dental office means possible exposure to potential hazards during work for all employees. Most risks are mitigated through properly functioning equipment and by following safety protocols. One of the common issues related to potential exposure events that...

Treading Softly around Maternity Leave
Treading Softly around Maternity Leave

I have a pregnant employee who works two days per week, and has been with the company for less than a year. Last week, she approached me to let me know that she is planning to stop working two months before her due date. She also wouldn’t say for sure if she would be...

SendGrid, Applebee’s & the NLRB: Oh My!
SendGrid, Applebee’s & the NLRB: Oh My!

Last week, a story in the HR news caught my eye: SendGrid, a tech company, is feeling heat for firing a female employee because she tweeted a complaint about sexual jokes she overhead being made by two males. It appears she was at a PyCon conference and overhead the...