FIRING EMPLOYEES WHO SPEAK OUT

Social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter have made it easier for employees to speak publicly to broad audiences.  Recent data indicates over three-quarters of American employees access one or more forms of social media.   Employers may be wary of their...

NEW ‘NATIONAL ORIGIN’ DISCRIMINATION REGULATIONS

Discriminating against job applicants or employees based on national origin has long been unlawful under both federal and California law. The term “national origin” is not limited to one’s country of birth. But what other characteristics are included within the term?...

2017 CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ROUNDUP

This article is Part 2 of a two-part series providing an overview of recent California Supreme Court decisions in employment law. We continue below with brief summaries of the California Supreme Court’s key employment law opinions during the past year. We also preview...
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