Employment Laws

When Should I Do a Background Check (and Where Should I Go to Do It)?
When Should I Do a Background Check (and Where Should I Go to Do It)?

“No, we didn’t do a background check on her before we hired her. She seemed like such a nice person.” “Well, I just ‘Googled’ him, and it looks like he has some sort of criminal record, but I can’t see what it is.” These are things we occasionally hear from our...

What the New Federal Vaccine Mandates Mean for Your Practice
What the New Federal Vaccine Mandates Mean for Your Practice

The federal government released information about two new vaccine mandates. At this time, we believe that very few of our members would even be covered by either of these mandates if they survive the various court challenges being brought against them.  Here’s what we...

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...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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...