Employment Law

18 Nov
Family and Medical Leave Act
FAQ: What Your California Business Needs to Know about FMLA Leave

Before 1993, there was no guarantee that an employee would still have a job if they had to leave due to pregnancy complications, to care for a new child, recover from a serious illness, or care for a sick family member. That all changed with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  The Family and...

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11 Nov
Whistleblowers in California workplaces
[FAQ] Whistleblower Protections and California Businesses

Whistleblowers are usually employees or members of the public who discover such illegal, fraudulent, or deceptive conduct and decide to report it because of their concern for the health, safety, and wellbeing of their coworkers and the community

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04 Nov
how harassment can affect your business
[FAQ] Frequently Asked Questions: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in California Businesses

With recent changes in California employment law and a continued urgency to protect employees and businesses from the trauma and damage of harassment, it is more important than ever to understand how harassment can affect your business.

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14 Oct
DIY legal documents and template business contracts
Trick or Treat? The Pros and Cons of DIY Contracts for Your California Business

Advertised as a time-saving and inexpensive way to meet your legal needs, DIY legal document sites seem almost too good to be true and as you’ll come to see, can result in some scary and frightening surprises for you and your business down the road.

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30 Sep
Smart phone with social media icons displayed
Social Media: Legal Risks to Your Company

While the benefits of social networking can be clear, if not managed properly, social media can also pose significant risks for both employees and a company

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22 Sep
car with posters calling for AB 5
A Legal Guide to Employee Classification—Independent Contractors vs Employees

Understanding the distinction between independent contractors and employees is vital to running a business, as it could impact taxes and other legal obligations. Misclassification could also result in significant tax penalties for small businesses.

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16 Sep
how to avoid wage and hour lawsuits in california
How to Avoid Wage and Hour Lawsuits in California: A Guide

Maintaining compliance with wage and hour laws is vital to protecting your business from liability and providing the best possible workplace for your employees.

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09 Sep
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination
Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace: 13 Policies You Can Implement Today

Being proactive in implementing anti-harassment and non-discrimination policies in your workplace can protect employees and cultivate an inclusive and hospitable work environment.

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19 Aug
Policies and Procedures are tools for positive employee relations
Tools for Building a Positive Employee Relations Environment

By becoming vigilant, businesses can and should eradicate whatever social and legal vulnerabilities they may have, not only to mitigate crises and legal liabilities, but also to propel themselves to the forefront of being a model business for which to work.

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15 Jul
Keven Steinberg Guest Author Announcement
Keven Steinberg, Guest Author For PEOFocus.com – On The Topic of EPLI for PEOs

PEO Focus asked Keven Steinberg to be a guest author for their blog on the topic of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) for Professional Employer Organizations (PEO).

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