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New Virus, New Laws: How Employers Can (and should) Protect Themselves

NorthBay Biz Magazine – August 2020 (Pages 22-23) Just as it’s important for employees to…

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CoronAlert #7

EMPLOYEES TESTING POSITIVE: WHAT NOW? Employers have independent legal obligations to 1) record and 2)…

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CoronAlert #6

The radical changes wrought by the Coronavirus Pandemic are likely to remain with us until…

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ARBITRATION: Corona Vaccine for Employers

Heads Up! LAWSUIT PREVENTION FOR EMPLOYERS California Court Grants Injunction Against AB 51 The Coronavirus…

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CoronAlert #5

Heads Up! LAWSUIT PREVENTION FOR EMPLOYERS On April 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor…

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CoronAlert #4

Heads Up! LAWSUIT PREVENTION FOR EMPLOYERS BE FOREWARNED: The California WARN Act Requires Several Written…

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CoronAlert #3

Heads Up! LAWSUIT PREVENTION FOR EMPLOYERS Legal Issue: Employers are subject to numerous new Corona-related…

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CoronAlert #2

Heads Up! LAWSUIT PREVENTION FOR EMPLOYERS Essential Legal Issues For Employers  Pursuant to the “Essential…

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CoronAlert #1

Heads Up! LAWSUIT PREVENTION FOR EMPLOYERS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE? Employers Should Consider the California…

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CORONAVIRUS – PRACTICAL GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS

Heads Up! LAWSUIT PREVENTION FOR EMPLOYERS Background A new and highly-contagious virus, first identified in…

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HANDBOOKS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

With the prohibition on requiring  new employees to submit to mandatory arbitration, effective January 1,…

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WITH ARBITRATION GONE, WHAT PROTECTION IS LEFT?

Effective January 1, 2020, employers can no longer require new employees to submit to binding…

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URGENT: JANUARY 1, 2020 DEADLINE FOR ARBITRATION POLICIES

Background On October 10, 2019, Governor Newsom signed AB 51, which makes it unlawful for…

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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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