Why Documentation During Employee Meetings is Important
When you have a meeting with an employee, you want to ensure that you record what was said and accomplished.
Can Employees Work Through Their Lunch in CA?
Depending on the employee’s specific situation, they may work through their lunch or meal break.
How Do I Know If a Workplace is Up to OSHA Standards?
It is your moral responsibility and legal duty to make sure that the safety standards of your workplace meet the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards and state legal requirements.
Protection of Employee Privacy Interests in The Workplace
In general, employees don’t have the expectation of privacy at work if employers educate them about their workplace privacy rights and inform them of the company’s monitoring and surveillance policies.
What to Do If an Employee Reports Workplace Harassment in California
Workplace harassment is any kind of unwelcome conduct or behavior based on color, race, sex, religion, older age, national origin, genetic information, or disability.
What Happens to My Wages and Benefits When a New Business Takes Over for My Old Employer?
It’s understandable for employees to feel unsettled and anxious when their employer sells the business to another employer. They can feel scared of losing their jobs and about what will happen to their wages and benefits once the new owner enters the picture.
What Does Wrongful Termination Look Like?
When your company fires an employee, it is natural for them to be upset. After all, they lost their source of income, will have to begin a job search, and might not have expected the termination.
What is the California Whistleblowing Law?
California sets out many rights of employees, including the right to report unlawful conduct of an employer to the proper authorities.
What Do New Employee Background Checks Entail in California?
California has had restrictions on employer background checks for some time, though a ruling by the California Court of Appeals in summer 2021 could complicate employee background checks even further.
Update of New 2021 Employment Laws in California
When each legislative session ends, it is critical for California employers to take note of any new employment law provisions that will impact their companies and workforces.
Do Seasonal Employees Receive Workers’ Compensation in CA?
Many industries require seasonal workers as the workload increases at certain times of the year.
What if Employees are Refusing to Wear Masks in the Workplace?
Cal/OSHA sets forth health and safety guidelines and recommendations for employers in California, and the agency continually updates its mask guidance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What Changes Are Coming to Employment Law?
After each term of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), it is important to review the decisions to see if any of them apply to your business.
Tips for Avoiding Lawsuits
There will likely come a time when an employee has a complaint against your company, and there is always the chance a complaint will escalate into an employment lawsuit.
Current Status of the Right of Recall Bill
It has been a few months since Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 93 into law, enacting a right of recall law for certain industries within the state of California.
Changes to CA Employment Law Effective Now
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has left most employers reeling and unsure of what the official guidelines and laws are. In addition, as information regarding the coronavirus and the delta variant is uncovered
Three Employment Issues to Watch for in 2021
As with all laws and policies in the United States, employment issues are constantly evolving, and employers should always stay up to date with potential changes or trends.
Employers Need to Be Mindful of Minor Work Laws
Many people begin their employment as teenagers, and with the labor shortage following the COVID-19 pandemic, these young individuals are filling many positions in many different workplaces.
Are Masks Still Required in the Workplace?
California policy on masks due to the risks of COVID-19 has changed significantly in recent months. In early June, the state still had requirements in place for all employees - vaccinated or not
Overview of Your Employees’ Rights for Small Businesses
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.
Can You Make Your Employees Sign a COVID-19 Waiver in CA?
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?
New Bill May Make Discrimination for Marijuana Use Illegal in CA
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).
Protection of Employee Privacy Interests at the Workplace
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.
New Employment Laws to Know
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.