SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WORKPLACE

Social media or networking websites like YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn present employers with a new set of challenges. These fora have obvious business-related benefits—for example, they can provide legitimate business networking and marketing opportunities....

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION: THAT COULDN’T HAPPEN HERE?

Workplace violence incidents remain in the news. The headlines contain shocking accounts of attacks at workplaces of all sizes, in the public and private sectors. The industries involved range from academia to office environments, from government offices, to...

NEW GOVERNOR, NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS COMING

Elections have consequences for employers and their lawyers. Governor Brown may turn out to be a pro-business governor, sensitive to the delicate economic conditions employers face, persistent high unemployment, and the incredible patchwork of laws and regulations...

NO NEED TO FORCE EMPLOYEE BREAKS, SAYS COURT OF APPEAL

What does it mean to “provide” employees with required meal and rest breaks? That employers must “ensure” or “force” employees to take them, or simply make them “available” to employees? While the law is relatively...
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