HEALTHCARE REFORM PASSED, SO WHAT’S NEXT?

The recent passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (“HCERA”) is old news for just about anyone. No matter what people may think about healthcare reform, virtually...

SLAPPING THE BOSS

There are a number of ways employers can raise a former employee’s ire. These include contesting an unemployment claim or reporting the former employee to a licensing agency. Sometimes ex-employees retaliate with litigation they would not have filed were it not...

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE CALIFORNIA DIVISION OF LABOR STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT

Although wage and hour litigation continues to keep California courts busy, employers receive much day-to-day guidance about administration of wage and hour issues not from court decisions, but from the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). This agency,...

OUTSOURCING HIRING

Outsourcing is “in.” Employers increasingly rely on third parties for human resources tasks such as payroll, benefits and leave administration. Some employers even outsource recruiting. Using vendors to handle these critical administrative tasks allows...
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