Category Archives: Employment

New Workplace Retaliation Law

Filing a workplace retaliation claim just got a little easier in California. California state lawmakers have made changes to the law that favor employees rather than employers regarding acts of retaliation. A new California workplace retaliation law went into effect on January 1, 2018. S.B. 306 gives more authority and enforcement to the State Labor

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Sexual Harassment Policies

Recently, sexual harassment allegations have made headlines in the entertainment, political, and corporate worlds. Several high- profile individuals in these areas have found themselves entangled in harassment scandals. However, sexual harassment can happen at all levels and all sizes of companies. A recent Wall Street Journal poll cites that nearly half of working women have

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Employment Leave

Leave laws are put in place to govern how employers allow their employees to take time off from work. These laws govern both paid and unpaid leave. A well-versed employment law attorney can ensure that you are following all laws that are appropriate for your business, including applicable state and federal laws. Employment leave laws

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees

Independent contractors are growing in popularity in the workforce. More companies are relying on the knowledge and expertise of independent contractors for certain jobs in their firms. It is important to know the differences between an employee and independent contractor. You need to be sure that the individual is, in fact, an independent contractor. If

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Employment Laws to Remember

There are many federal and state laws that protect the American workforce. It is important for employers, whether a large corporation or a small business owner, to understand employment laws and how they impact the workplace. Employment laws can be complex, and you should seek the advice of a knowledgeable employment law attorney to help

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Employment Law and Your Company

Employment law is important to any workplace environment. Many times, employees and employers do not properly understand the statutes and policies of employment law. Companies need to stay abreast of employment laws that impact their business and employees. Employment law covers many areas, such as hiring, workplace safety, wage and benefits, overtime pay, medical leave,

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Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

If you have 50 employees or more working at your company, you should become familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA is a federal statute that allows employees of certain companies up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period without having to be concerned about losing their jobs. The

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Employee Stock Options

In recent years, there have been more companies deciding to offer stock options to their employees as a part of their compensation plans. It used to be a perk just for senior executives, but now companies are offering stock options to employees at all levels. This has helped employees continue to create a strong investment

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Employment Offer Letters

The success of your company depends on the employees you hire to your team. Building a strong working relationship and understanding between the employee and employer is the foundation to establishing a successful company. This can be obtained in a well-crafted employment offer letter. An employment law attorney can help you create an effective employment

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What Should an Employment Contract Contain?

Business owners who desire to protect themselves and their employees from future legal battles should have all parties sign an employment contract. An employment contract is a legal agreement between the company and the employee. You should hire a qualified employment law attorney to help you create your employment contracts. These contracts will contain significant

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