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GOING TO POT – CALIFORNIA’S MARIJUANA REFORM LAW

GOING TO POT – CALIFORNIA’S MARIJUANA REFORM LAW In November, 2016, California adopted Proposition 64,…

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WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES: GUARDING AGAINST SURPRISE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTIONS

WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES: GUARDING AGAINST SURPRISE ENFORCEMENT INSPECTIONS Employers Must be Prepared to Demand a…

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RISKS OF MISCLASSIFYING TRAINEES AND INTERNS

RISKS OF MISCLASSIFYING TRAINEES AND INTERNS The last issue of Heads Up! discussed the surprising…

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ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE: THE TRAP OF CALLING WORKERS “VOLUNTEERS”

The problem often remains dormant until the relationship sours, and a worker who has been…

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MANDATORY ARBITRATION OFFERS PROTECTION

Employee lawsuits against employers can cost millions. Every employer should immediately implement a mandatory arbitration…

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ON THE FIRING LINE: THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF EMPLOYMENT TERMINATIONS

Whenever it becomes necessary to approach employees about performance or misconduct issues, I encourage employers…

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HIRING AND FIRING: WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD

It is fair to say that most lawsuits arise from mistakes made during the process…

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LEAVES OF ABSENCE: TIME BOMB FOR EMPLOYERS

In this and subsequent issues of Heads Up! the author will attempt to summarize the…

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Winter 2016 – New Laws for 2017

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers NEW LAWS FOR 2017 As is typical, California has enacted several…

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WORKPLACE HARASSMENT INVESTIGATIONS: NEW RULES

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers California law requires that employers conduct a 1) prompt, 2) thorough…

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EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY INSURANCE – ARE YOU COVERED?

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers When employers purchase Employers’ Practices Liability (EPL) insurance, they feel protected…

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WHEN A “QUIT” IS A “DISCHARGE” (AS IN “WRONGFUL”)

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Background Employers make a big mistake when they decide against firing…

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