EMPLOYERS’ — USE OF ROUNDING PRACTICES FOR TIMEKEEPING

For decades, employers have used timekeeping practices that involve rounding, for example, rounding the employees’ “punch time” up or down to the nearest tenth or quarter hour. In the past few years, several California cases have upheld employers’ rounding practices,...

PAYING FOR EMPLOYEE TRAVEL

Employers require at least some employees to travel for business purposes. When hourly employees travel as part of the job, several employment law issues require attention. Commute Time An employee’s regular commute generally is not compensable. However, there are...

DEVELOPMENTS IN WORKPLACE DRUG TESTING

On October 11, 2018, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum relaxing the rules on post-accident drug testing and drug testing as part of a safety incentive program.  Formerly, OSHA rules permitted drug testing only where...
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