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FREE CONSULTATION: HOW TO SUE YOUR EMPLOYER

Background  Last week I was listening to the Giants game, my penance at the conclusion…

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CAN I SEE MY PERSONNEL FILE? – THE FIRST SIGN OF TROUBLE

Background California law has expanded the rights of current and former employees to inspect their…

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WHISTLE BLOWERS – A SHRILL SONG

From the Archives The author presently represents an oral surgeon in Southern California who was…

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HOW VULNERABLE ARE YOU?

Many employers proceed on the basis of a dangerous, but understandable, misconception.  It goes like…

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PAY EMPLOYEES (on time) OR PAY THE PIPER

Generally referred to as “Payday Rules,” California law imposes strict requirements on employers with respect…

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THE TRAVELING WILBURYS – Is Travel Time Compensable?

From Home to Work Generally speaking, time spent commuting to and from work is not…

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MEAL AND REST BREAK COMPLIANCE: A REFRESHER

On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme Court announced its decision in the much-anticipated Brinker…

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THE NEW WORKPLACE HARASSMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: A SUMMARY

Before SB 1343 was enacted and took effect on January 1, 2019, the California Fair…

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WAGE STUBS: WHERE LITTLE MISTAKES = BIG LAWSUITS

California law allows employees to sue their employers, on behalf of the State of California. …

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ARE POT LAWS DRIVING EMPLOYERS TO DRINK?

Current California Marijuana Laws and the Workplace In November, 2016, California adopted Proposition 64, the…

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THE STATUS OF WORKPLACE ARBITRATION POLICIES

 In a Major Victory for Employers, Governor Brown Has Vetoed the Latest Assault on Arbitration…

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IS ARBITRATION DEAD IN CALIFORNIA?

Governor Brown Has Until the End of September to Sign AB 3080 As readers of…

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BYOD (“BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE”) POLICIES: DRIVING EMPLOYERS TO DRINK?

We are all familiar with the cocktail-hour expression “BYOB.”  While the practice of allowing employees…

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PUTTING THE FEDS ON I.C.E.

Voluntary Compliance with Federal Immigration Laws is Unlawful in California California employers are caught between…

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HOW INDEPENDENT ARE YOUR CONTRACTORS?

“Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.”                             -Baseball great Frank Robinson What Has…

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ARE DISABILITY CLAIMS DISABLING EMPLOYERS?

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Arbitration Policies Can Serve as a “Miracle” Cure-All A recent Ninth…

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CHANGES IN LAW REQUIRE CHANGES TO HANDBOOKS

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Changes in California Law Are So Frequent that Annual Revisions are…

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MASS PRODUCED WAGE CLAIMS

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers In the last two weeks, four of this office’s employer-clients have…

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BAN THE BOX: ARE EMPLOYERS BEING BOXED IN?

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Virtually Every Pre-2018 Employment Application is Now Illegal What’s New?  Effective…

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NEW LABOR LAWS FOR 2018

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Several new laws were enacted in late 2017, most of which…

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GOT HARASSMENT COMPLAINT? CALL A LAWYER – NOW!

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers California law requires employers to conduct a prompt, thorough and objective…

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HOW TO AVOID CLAIMS OF WORKPLACE RETALIATION

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers HOW TO AVOID CLAIMS OF WORKPLACE RETALIATION Given the extraordinary legal…

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WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers WHEN DISASTER STRIKES Catastrophic Fires: What Are An Employer’s Legal Obligations…

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GOING TO POT – CALIFORNIA’S MARIJUANA REFORM LAW

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers GOING TO POT – CALIFORNIA’S MARIJUANA REFORM LAW In November, 2016,…

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