FREE SPEECH AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR WORKPLACE

The right to freedom of speech is at the bedrock of our nation’s birth and its continued vitality. Like many of our rights as citizens of the United States, free speech is not absolute. Lawyers and courts wrestle with its limits regularly. The right to free...

SHOULD PAY CARDS BE TREATED THE SAME AS PAYCHECKS?

California’s wage and hour laws are more detailed than any other state’s. To facilitate education about the myriad requirements, the Legislature has included at least one substantial penalty for each failure to abide. So, employers must be cautious before...

EMPLOYEE TERMINATIONS: STEPS TO REDUCE LIABILITY

Employee Terminations: Steps to Reduce Liability Every supervisor dreads having to tell an employee, “You’re fired.” In fact, many employers secretly hope problem employees will “get the message” before these words have to be spoken....

PREVENTING UNION ACTIVITIES VIA COMPANY EMAIL GETS EASIER

Email communication has become common at the workplace during the last 10 years or so. It is a fast, cheap, discrete, and efficient way of distributing information about work-related matters. But these same characteristics make email an ideal method for employees to...
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