THE SAN FRANCISCO RETAIL WORKER BILL OF RIGHTS

On December 5, 2014, the city and county of San Francisco enacted two ordinances, collectively known as the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights” (“RWBR”). The ordinances are aimed at giving chain store employees more predictable work schedules and the opportunity to work...

NLRB OVERRULES ITSELF ON EMAIL POLICY

In 2007, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided in Register Guard that employers could limit employee use of company email systems to business purposes so long as the limitation was applied consistently to all non-business communications. In other words,...

MANAGING WORKPLACE DIVERSITY

Many employers make recruiting and maintaining a diverse workforce a priority. Employers must keep in mind, however, that discrimination is illegal even when undertaken for a benign purpose, such as improving workforce diversity. For example, if an employer decides it...
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