OBTAINING APPLICANT CRIMINAL HISTORY

California employers use background investigations to obtain useful information about prospective candidates. An applicant’s criminal background is part of that process. However, employers must understand the legal parameters of obtaining and using criminal history....

DRAFTING LAWFUL VACATION POLICIES

California employers do not have to offer employees vacation, or “PTO” (paid time off).  Many employers choose to do so, because time away from work not only benefits employees, but also can improve productivity, inspire loyalty, and reduce “burn-out.” Once employers...
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