If you have a small business and have even one employee - or are considering hiring your first employee - it is essential to understand the rights of employees in California. Failing to uphold employee rights can lead to costly losses or liability, which can significantly impact your company’s bottom line. Read on to learn some important employee rights, and never hesitate to speak with our Encino employment lawyers about your specific concerns or questions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised a wide range of concerns for employers, including whether employees might hold companies accountable if they believe they contracted the virus on the job. Some employers responded by requesting that employees sign waivers releasing the company from liability for COVID-19. While this might seem like a wise legal maneuver, is it a good idea?
Recreational cannabis became legal in 2016 in California, and many people use marijuana products in a responsible manner. Five years later, however, employers can still choose not to hire someone or terminate an employee if a drug test comes back positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
The California Constitution provides the inalienable right of privacy, and this applies to the workplace as well as personal lives. Employers should also fully understand the privacy protections of employees and adhere to them to prevent legal liability or penalties. The following is a brief overview of how employers should protect employee privacy interests at work.
California has some of the most progressive and ever-changing employment laws in the United States, and each year, it is important for employers to familiarize themselves with new laws that went into effect at the start of the year.