Joseph Beachboard

Q. Some of my employees are required to drive their personal cars to and from various worksites during working hours. Do I have to compensate these employees for the miles they drive during this travel? If so, how much per mile must I reimburse them for?

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Q. My employees receive one week of paid vacation per year. Since I cannot have a use-it-or-lose-it policy, can I just cap vacation accrual at five days?

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Q. May we impose height and weight requirements on job applicants?

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Q. Can we require job applicants to submit photographs with their résumés and applications?

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Q. With Valentine’s Day around the corner and love in the air, I think it would be an opportune time to convince our employee to take her husband’s last name.

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Q. We recently hired an amazing applicant for a position at our large accounting firm. After signing her offer, she casually mentioned that her husband works here. We have a policy against office romances. Can we dismiss either her or her husband for this reason?

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Q. What are California employers’ obligations with regard to workers who get called on for jury duty?

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Q. One of our employees is a gestational surrogate for a woman who cannot carry a child. Is our employee entitled to pregnancy disability, FMLA or CFRA leave as a surrogate?

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What are our notice requirements? … What must WARN notices say? … What if we don’t give notice?

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Q. I recently relocated my business to California from a foreign country. I heard that I am not allowed to smoke in my office. Is this true?

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