Terminating Employment

May 12, 2021 by Siobhan Kelley posted in Risk Management, Member Resources

In 2015, Jeanette Ortiz had been working for Chipotle for 14 years. She was general manager of a restaurant in the Fresno, California, area and was being considered for a promotion that would have increased her pay by $25,000. Ortiz’s hopes were crushed when she was fired.

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Contractual Liability: How Nonprofits Can Protect Themselves and Their Communities

May 05, 2021 by Brian Johnson posted in Risk Management, Member Resources

In any negotiated agreement, each party should be liable for the things over which they have control.

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Managing Teleworking Employees

April 16, 2021 by Siobhan Kelley posted in Risk Management, Member Resources

In 2017, in the middle of a live interview with BBC News, Professor Robert Kelly’s daughter marched stridently into the background, becoming an instant media sensation. Just four years later, the intersection of work life and home life is accepted as the “new normal,” and the sight of a child wandering through the background of a live meeting barely raises an eyebrow. Most nonprofit employers understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of working—perhaps permanently—but the adaptation of policies and practices haven’t always kept up.

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Expanding the California Family Rights Act Effective January 2021

September 30, 2020 by Kim Spilker posted in Risk Management, Member Resources

As 2020 winds down, employers large and small will have to grapple with some significant changes to the state’s California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The September 17th signing of SB 1383 is a massive shift for California employers, since the CFRA has historically provided job protected leave for employers with 50 or more employees.

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California Nonprofits: Are Your Workers Independent Contractors after AB5?

November 26, 2019 by Ellen Aldridge posted in Risk Management

Following the 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, which established a three-part ABC test to determine coverage under the California Wage Orders—regulations from which many higher level and higher paid workers are exempt—Assembly Bill 5 now applies the ABC test to determine worker eligibility for inclusion in the workers compensation and unemployment insurance systems. All the employee rights found in the California Labor Code, including things such as paid sick leave, business expense reimbursement, and rules governing the frequency and timing of the payment of wages, are now determined by the new statute.

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