GETTING TO KNOW YOUR WAGE ORDER

In the Golden State, most private employers must grapple with no fewer than six major sources of wage and hour laws when one considers statutory, regulatory, and case law in both the state and federal systems. The state Industrial Welfare Commission Wage Orders are...

AN EMPLOYMENT LAWYER’S HOLIDAY WISH LIST

As 2010 comes to a close, we lawyers send good wishes to our clients, co-workers, and even our adversaries. Well, most of them, anyway. The new year brings the chance for a fresh start, change, new challenges, and the promise of a different world. Most everyone hopes...

EEOC REGULATIONS SHED LIGHT ON “GINA”

Earlier this year, we wrote about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or “GINA”—at the time, a relatively new federal anti-discrimination law prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of applicants’ or employees’...

SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE

Social media or networking websites like YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn present employers with a new set of challenges. These fora have obvious business-related benefits—for example, they can provide legitimate business networking and marketing opportunities....
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