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Considerations For Your EPLI Policy

All of this news about hurricanes and the tragic images of people losing their homes (and everything in them), takes me back to advice my father gave me years ago, which was: You need insurance for things you can’t afford to...more

What Can A California Employer Do About Off Duty Conduct?

The news is full of stories of employers taking action, or allegedly not taking sufficient action, for employee off duty conduct. The issues are vast and varied, ranging from communicating views about coworkers’ intellectual...more

Lessons From France’s “Right To Disconnect”

Summer is the time for vacations, and with that comes the stress of balancing work pressures while out of the office. Many employees prefer not to take vacations when the alternative is trying to conduct work from a cell...more

Is There Such A Thing As Comp Time In California?

Just because it’s logical doesn’t make it legal. And more often than not, what is logical in California is not necessarily legal. Take the issue of “comp time.” Typically comp time is used to refer to an equitable idea,...more

Uber’s CEO Is Forced Out

Have you ever felt powerless in your job? Felt that there was no way you could have impact on the corporate environment? Well, recent events have shown how the catalyst theory is alive and well in corporate America....more

6/23/2017  /  Resignation , Sexual Harassment , Uber

Report Mandates A Kinder, Gentler, And More Inclusive Uber

It took three months, but the long-awaited report about Uber’s culture from former Attorney General Eric Holder and his law firm was published this week. You can read the 13-page report with its 47 recommendations. Uber’s...more

6/15/2017  /  Harassment , Uber

Harassment Fallout Continues At Uber As Executive Heads Roll

After a flurry of activity in February, the news has been relatively quiet at Uber until this week. We knew that reports of harassment by lady engineers triggered a massive investigation, and at the time, news reports...more

California Employers Get Some Clarity On “Day Of Rest” Requirement

Earlier this week, in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, the California Supreme Court clarified some ambiguous issues involving requirements under the California Labor Code involving when a “day of rest” must be provided to employees....more

Top 10 Take-Aways from Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference 2017

I just returned from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference in Las Vegas with my partner Carolyn Richmond. I participated in the Executive Summit and shared ideas with some of the most innovative minds in the hospitality...more

More Lessons from Uber — Terminations Without Due Process Are Not the Answer

Yes, I am still obsessed about all things Uber these days. That said, I have been ruminating over one development last week that just didn’t sit right with me. On the one hand, I know firsthand how that bro-centric...more

3/13/2017  /  Hiring & Firing , Termination , Uber

Lessons from Uber on How to Conduct a Harassment Investigation

Investigating a harassment complaint is not rocket science, yet as the recent news from Uber illustrates, there are many ways for employers to mess it up. The first step is to gather sufficient details to understand the...more

Yes, Harassment Issues Still Persist — Just Ask Uber’s Lady Engineers

I remember back in 2004 when AB 1825 passed, requiring all California businesses with over 50 employees to train all managers and supervisors on harassment prevention.  It was one of the first significant employment laws...more

Beyond Politics — Lessons of Inclusion Relevant to All California Employers

No matter which part of the political spectrum you might find yourself on, whether it be the far left, the alt right, or somewhere in between, this past weekend certainly provides some food for thought applicable to...more

Top 10 Trends Facing California Employers in 2017

With a very Democratic state legislature that is well positioned to offset a very Republican White House, the following are the top 10 trends I saw in my practice from 2016 that inform what California employers can expect in...more

ADA/FEHA Interactive Process Issues – 100% Healed Policies are 100% Illegal

The year end is a time for reflection, and one theme in my practice this year has been the failure of managers (and some HR professionals) to fully understand the interactive process, and to inadvertently cause liability by...more

What California’s Blue Bubble Means for Employers

While people have many questions and concerns arising from last week’s presidential election, one thing is for sure: California remains entrenched in a very deep blue bubble....more

ADA/FEHA Interactive Process Issues – Debate Over Doctor’s Notes

I recently participated in a panel discussion about ADA/FEHA reasonable accommodation and interactive process issues for the LA County Bar Association. I presented on a panel with a plaintiff’s attorney and a disability...more

Lessons About Bullying from the Presidential Debate

I have been conducting harassment prevention training for California clients since AB 1825 became effective back in 2005. After presenting what must be hundreds of sessions in the last decade, I am always on the look-out for...more

California’s Fair Pay Act Expanded to Include Race & Ethnicity

California’s Fair Pay Act, already the broadest in the nation, has now been expanded in two key aspects: First, the Governor approved SB 1063, so that the Fair Pay Act now protects against race-based disparities in pay. ...more

California Requires Employers to Notify Employees About Rights to Domestic Violence Leave

‘Tis the season for new employment laws in California.  The governor has until September 30th to sign or veto many pending bills on his desk.  So, this blog may be the first of several updates in the coming weeks....more

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