UPDATED EMPLOYEE POLICIES FOR 2008

This time of year, everyone has a “to-do” list that is too long. Employers are no exception. In addition to replacing outdated workplace posters and pamphlets, implementing the new I-9 form, and ensuring employees receive notice of their right to claim the...

DISABILITY AS A JUSTIFICATION FOR EMPLOYEES’ MISCONDUCT?

Anti-discrimination laws that prohibit disability discrimination – such as the Americans With Disabilities Act – are among the most difficult employment laws for employers to administer and for employment lawyers to litigate. The law prohibiting disability...

NEW LAWS FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS IN 2008

With the New Year comes new legislation. This year, the Legislature presented Governor Schwarzenegger with a number of workplace-related bills. The Governor chose to veto a significant number of bills that would have significantly impacted employers, and signed a few...

CALIFORNIA’S NEW LEAVE FOR MILITARY SPO– USES

On October 9, 2007, the Governor signed a bill allowing spouses of military personnel to take unpaid time off during the other spouse’s leave from deployment. California Military and Veterans Code section 395.10 was passed as “emergency legislation”...

THE BREACH OF THE DUTY OF LOYALTY – WHAT EMPLOYERS CAN DO ABOUT IT

A recent report called The Walker Loyalty Report for Loyalty in the Workplace, released in September 2007, noted more than 35% of employees are likely to leave an employer within the first two years of employment. Yet, employers’ investments in training,...
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