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August 5, 2020

Putting At-Will Employment at Risk

“At-will” employment refers to a common-law rule that the employment relationship may be terminated by the employer or the employee at any time, with or without […]
August 3, 2020

We’ve heard that some employees aren’t sanitizing their workstations and wearing masks when required. Do we need to investigate safety violations even if no one has made an official complaint?

Question: We’ve heard that some employees aren’t sanitizing their workstations and wearing masks when required. Do we need to investigate safety violations even if no one […]
July 30, 2020

When to Take a Chance on an Inexperienced Applicant

Every hiring manager receives applications from people who are clearly unqualified for the job. Sometimes, however, a candidate with no direct or seemingly-relevant experience applies for […]
July 27, 2020

Is it okay to wish our employees a happy birthday on our company social media page?

Question Is it okay to wish our employees a happy birthday on our company social media page? Answer There’s no law against it, but some employees […]
July 23, 2020

Three Tips for Business Leaders Who Are Considering Reopening Offices

How businesses navigate their employees and customers through this pandemic will shape their culture and brand for years to come. As business leaders consider reopening offices, […]
July 21, 2020

The Importance of Immediately Documenting Performance Problems

The importance of documenting performance problems as they occur cannot be overstated. Although this requires meeting with the employee and discussing the issue, which will almost […]
July 20, 2020

What do we do if an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19?

First, notify other employees of potential exposure, if any, in the workplace. You should tell them that someone was diagnosed with the illness, but you should […]
July 16, 2020

Why You Should Consider Progressive Discipline Before Termination

Terminating employment always comes with risk, even when it’s done for good cause. You can reduce this risk by using progressive discipline. As its name suggests, […]
July 15, 2020

Three Ways to Hire for Culture Contribution

The importance of company culture has never been clearer. Often the focus in hiring is on finding candidates who “fit” the culture. But this can create […]
July 13, 2020

Are depression and anxiety considered disabilities?

They can be, yes. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), an individual with a disability is a person who: Has a physical or mental impairment […]
July 8, 2020

Managing Your Managers

As business owners, executives, and supervisors are all aware, managing employees is one of the hardest parts of running a business. You must balance their strengths […]
July 7, 2020

Can we withhold an employee’s paycheck until he returns company property?

Question Can we withhold an employee’s paycheck until he returns company property? He had volunteered to store some extra supplies at his home, but is now […]
October 15, 2017

California Employment Law Update-October 2017

Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 258) applicable to manufacturers of certain consumer products, […]
October 16, 2017

Preston Rutledge to be Nominated as Next EBSA Head

October 16th, 2017 President Trump has announced his intent to nominate Preston Rutledge as Assistant Secretary of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). The position as […]
October 20, 2017

IRS Announces 2018 Limits for Health FSAs and Transit Benefits

October 20th, 2017 On October 19, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced annual inflation adjustments for more than 50 tax provisions, including an increase in […]
October 20, 2017

IRS Announces 2018 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

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