THE EVOLUTION OF CALIFORNIA LABOR CODE SECTION 132A

The California Constitution mandates a form of workers’ compensation outside of the common law remedies available in civil lawsuits. The Legislature has implemented this public policy so the workers’ compensation system is the preferred means to remedy...

POTENTIAL LIABILITY FOR EMPLOYER-SPONSORED SOCIAL EVENTS

Summer is almost here. Managers everywhere are busy thinking of creative ways to boost employee morale. How about a picnic, complete with clowns for the kids and three-legged sack races for the adults? What about an after-work pizza party? Social functions such as...

ALTERNATIVE WORKWEEKS

The eight-hour workday is a founding principle of organized labor in the United States. The famous Haymarket Square riots in Chicago in 1886 resulted in the deaths of seven police officers when one of the attendees threw a bomb at the advancing riot squad. Although...
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