This post is part of Experience Matters, a series drawing on my 30+ years of defending employers in California employment litigation. The series highlights actions you can take to reduceContinue Reading Take These Smart Steps to Reduce Risk, Build Defensible Terminations, and Stress Less!
The New Rule: Employees are given whistleblower protection for lodging complaints of violations already known to the employer.
While California courts have already granted employees with broad whistleblower protection…Continue Reading ALERT: CHANGE IN LAW – RETALIATION PROTECTION NOW GIVEN TO EMPLOYEES COMPLAINING OF KNOWN VIOLATIONS
Yes, you can now be sued for sick pay violations (makes us sick too). In Wood v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, the Court analyzed the statutory framework and legislative history…Continue Reading You CAN Be Sued for Sick Pay Violations + Paid Sick Leave Reminders
The allure of doing business in California is undeniable. It is the world’s fifth (moving towards fourth) largest economy and a market of more than 39 million people. For employers…Continue Reading Doing Business in California: Free Guide for Employers Updated for 2023
December has started, and the holiday season is officially here. While you drink your peppermint latte and regret Black-Friday splurges, consider these five tips to avoid commonplace mistakes made by…Continue Reading Avoid Holiday Liability – 5 Tips for Employers in December
Any one of three bills still advancing through the California Legislature’s 2022 session will have broad consequences for California employers if enacted. The Legislature has until August 31 to pass…Continue Reading Consequential Bills to Employers Advance Through California Legislature
[UPDATE: Guidance issued by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing on these new requirements may be found here.]
California employers with 100 or more employees are now…
Continue Reading Employers Beware! The New Pay Data Reports You File will be Used to Target Enforcement Actions
Employees who suffer physical or mental injury due to a crime will be entitled to job-protected leave and other protections from their employers under legislation signed this week by Governor…
Continue Reading Employees who are Crime Victims Gain New Protections Under Bill Approved by Governor Newsom
In meaningful numbers, employers across the U.S. who are rebuilding their workforces are being sued by employees not recalled from COVID furloughs and applicants not hired. Last week, I posted…
Continue Reading Hiring During the Pandemic: Employers Must Plan Defensively
If you had asked me a few years ago about ADA accessibility lawsuits, I would have talked about the importance of ensuring your business’s seating, aisles, and restrooms complied with…
Continue Reading Website Accessibility: Make Sure Your Website and Job Application Portal is Accessible