Are You a Joint Employer?
In our ever-evolving workplace, it has become more common for employees to have two or more employers. This can happen when companies use staffing agencies, independent contractors, or … Read more
5 Things Employers Need to Know for 2016
The beginning of 2016 is the perfect time for employers to review their policies and practices to ensure compliance with new laws. We have summarized the top five … Read more
Does Your Employee Alternative Dispute Agreement Cross the Line?
Last year employers struck a victory in the California Supreme Court’s ruling in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation. The court ruled in Iskanian that class action waivers in employment … Read more
Retaliation by Termination
The law prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee who reports a crime to law enforcement. In a recent California case, a dental hygienist believed her wedding ring … Read more
Conducting Employee Background Checks? Know the Rules.
Background checks and credit checks can be useful tools for employers to insure they are hiring and retaining quality employees. Different statutes govern employers depending on whether it … Read more
Employee or Independent Contractor?
Companies constantly want to categorize workers as independent contractors rather than employees. However, recent rulings concerning Uber and other decisions have made clear that this is a dangerous … Read more
Employer Retaliation Caution
Earlier this month, the California Governor signed assembly bill 987 to expand provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which prohibits harassment and discrimination based on protected … Read more
President to Alter Exempt Employee Definition
President Obama has proposed signing an executive order that would convert 5 million workers – 420,000 in California alone – from exempt employees to hourly employees entitled to … Read more
California Has Already Amended The New Sick Pay Law: 3 Things Employers Need to Know
California’s passage of the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 implemented new law that required employers to provide employees working over 30 days to start accruing paid … Read more
Once an Ex-employee, Not Always an Ex-Employee
You run a large, successful company with various divisions operating in several cities across the nation. One of your employees sues you and you agree to settle. In … Read more