THE “WORK SHARING” PROGRAM: AN ALTERNATIVE TO LAYOFFS

Employers facing tough economic times are sensitive to the impact layoffs have on their employees. To avoid eliminating jobs, some employers look for other cost-cutting measures that distribute the financial burden across the workforce. One option for employers...

VIRAL MANAGING

Employers are struggling to make ends meet under difficult economic conditions. They have reduced their workforces so that the remaining employees must do more with less help. The last thing we need is a flu outbreak. Is the H1N1 virus another sensational media...

WHEN ARE ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS ENFORCEABLE?: WHEN IN “ROMAN”

Federal and state legislation establish a public policy encouraging the use of arbitration agreements to resolve disputes. However, many employers have seen their agreements invalidated since the California Supreme Court’s 2000 decision in Armendariz v....
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