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What Can and Can't You Do to Get Ready for Flu Season

As we get ready for flu season, employers are faced with the quandary of what to do when they want a healthy workplace in order to maintain productivity and morale, but still need to respect an individual employee’s beliefs...more

Just Like the Flu, Paid Sick Leave Laws Don’t Seem to Want to Go Away

The momentum on paid sick leave laws has not slowed down and states, counties and cities across the United States – and even the federal government – are continuing to propose and implement mandatory paid sick leave laws. So...more

California Appellate Court Rules that - Like Piece Rate Workers - Employees Paid Commissions Are Entitled to Separate Rest Break...

A California appellate court ruled on February 28, 2017, in Vaquero v. Stoneledge Furniture LLC, that employees paid on a commission basis must be separately compensated for legally required rest breaks if their wages are...more

First Paid Sick Leave and Now you're Telling Me Some Employees May No Longer Be Exempt from Overtime

A series of changes and new rules at the state and federal level over the last few months have compelled employers to re-evaluate and update their policies and practices. One of the latest changes, which takes effect on...more

Additional Paid Sick Leave Requirements in Los Angeles

On April 19, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council voted 13-1 to pass a motion that directs the City Attorney to draft an ordinance requiring employers to provide employees who work for them in the City of Los Angeles for 30 or...more

The Difficult Dilemma Facing Employers When It Comes to Threats of Workplace Violence

Unfortunately, headlines of tragic acts of violence in the workplace continue – and it is a trend that is not abating. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that approximately 2 million workers are...more

The Clock is Ticking for California Employers to Comply with New Paid Sick Leave Requirements that Take Effect July 1, 2015

While the posting requirements for California’s new paid sick leave law under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (HWHFA) took effect on January 1, 2015, the next step in the process – accrual of paid sick...more

Since When Am I the Boss? Ever Expanding Attacks on Non-Traditional “Employers”

In the past few years it has become increasingly common for plaintiffs to attempt to broaden their potential recovery sources by naming multiple defendants in employment actions under a joint employer theory – often including...more

2/13/2015  /  Corporate Counsel

Employer To Do List for the New Year

As the new year is getting under way, employers should consider placing these developing issues at the top of their to do list: Social Media Policies - Employers should consider reviewing and updating social...more

Protecting the Workforce from Violence

Tragic acts of violence have taken over our headlines and can destroy not only lives, but businesses. With the rise in reported gun violence, the numerous recent tragedies around the country and continued economic troubles...more

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