Category Archives: Employment

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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Fair Employment and Housing Council Issues New Regulations for Employers

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council has issued new regulations for California employers that went into effect on April 1, 2016. While these new regulations do not change existing law, they place additional responsibilities on employers regarding compliance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act.   Employers Must Have a Written Discrimination Prevention Policy The

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Who Owns Employee Inventions?

If one of your employees invents something new while working for you, who owns that invention? Who has the right to patent, sell, or license it? You may be surprised to learn that all your employees’ inventions belong to them, in the absence of a written agreement or other exception to the general rule. It

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At-Will Employment and Offer Letters

Under California law, employment without a specified duration is presumed to be “at-will.” As an employer, it is important to emphasize to your employees the at-will nature of the employment relationship in written communications you have with them. Read on for a look at at-will employment and the importance of appropriate offer letters. What is

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Employee Stock Purchase Plans

An employee stock purchase plan offers employers one way to attract and retain quality employees by allowing employees to participate in the company’s future profitability. Unlike stock option plans, which are typically limited to high-ranking employees, an ESPP can be open to virtually all workers. Read on for more information about this relatively low-cost employee

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