Author Archives: Patrick Moody

Coronavirus and Cal/OSHA

What Are Employers’ Duties With Respect to Recordkeeping and Reporting Coronavirus Cases to Cal/OSHA? Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are some questions and answers that hopefully address employer concerns about recordkeeping and reporting to Cal/OSHA regarding employees […]

Paid Family and Sick Leave Legislation in Response to Coronavirus

New Federal Family and Medical Leave and Paid Sick Leave Obligations To Commence on April 2, 2020 Congress has passed, and President Trump has signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“the Act”) addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Act, which is applicable to all employers with fewer than 500 employees, introduces paid sick leave […]

SSA is Sending Mismatch Letters to Employers (Part II)

UPDATE: Social Security Mismatch Letter Compliance This article follows up on our first article on complying with Social Security mismatch letters. The new letters are somewhat different than letters sent in the past in that they do not attach the list of names and numbers which do not match. Rather, the letters instruct employers to […]

SSA is Sending Mismatch Letters to Employers

Social Security Mismatch Letter Compliance Many employers, particularly agricultural employers, are once again receiving mismatch letters from the Social Security Administration stating that W-2 forms for various employees contain names and/or Social Security numbers that do not match the Social Security Administration records, or that certain Social Security numbers are invalid. This article outlines the […]

Impact Leadership Conference Schedule Announced

Come Join Us at the Impact Leadership Conference in Visalia The Visalia Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first annual Impact Leadership Conference on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Visalia Convention Center. This is an excellent opportunity for Central Valley employers and employees to participate in quality leadership and workforce training. The conference […]

NLRB Returns to Pre-Obama-era Independent Contractor Test

NLRB Reverts to Common Law Test for Independent Contractors In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruled that shuttle van drivers for the company SuperShuttle are independent contractors and not employees. In doing so the NLRB has revised its test for determining whether independent contractors are exempt from coverage under the National […]

Are Your Employees Subject to Wage Order 14’s New Overtime Requirements?

Guidance for Determining Whether Your Company is a “Large Employer” Subject to the New Overtime Requirements (and Your Minimum Wage Obligations) Former Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1066 into law on September 12, 2016. Among other things, the law gradually phases in an 8-hour day for all agricultural workers. The law makes an important distinction […]

APMA Forum Update

The 39th Annual APMA Forum is Almost Here The 39th Annual Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) Forum is quickly approaching. The forum will be held on January 23-25, 2019, at the Monterey Plaza Hotel. The forum is widely considered one of the premier educational and networking events for human resource and safety professionals in the […]