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California Ban on Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements

California Ban on Mandatory Employment Arbitration Agreements California Employers previously could require that employees sign and abide by mandatory arbitration agreements in pursuing any employment claims - until now.  The California legislature enacted Assembly Bill 51, prohibiting mandatory arbitration agreements for any claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing...

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WHAT TO INCLUDE IN AN EMPLOYEE FILE

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN AN EMPLOYEE FILE Accurate recordkeeping and maintenance of personnel records is essential for an employer. Employers collect important documents relating to each employee throughout the employee life cycle and those records should contain the history of the employment relationship from employment application through exit interview. For...

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EMPLOYER MIS-TRANSLATION OF EMPLOYEE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT CLAUSE CAUSES PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS

EMPLOYER MIS-TRANSLATION OF EMPLOYEE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT CLAUSE CAUSES PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS In the case of Western Bagel Co., Inc. v Superior Court, decided July 17th, the employer’s translation from English to Spanish of a mandatory arbitration clause was at issue. The Spanish version suggested non-binding arbitration; the English said binding arbitration....

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HEALTHCARE CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

HEALTHCARE CORPORATE COMPLIANCE Healthcare Companies should conduct a self-audit each year of their organizational structure and operations.  The audit should include ensuring that all organizational documents (historical and any updates) are updated and that the documents are available when needed.  As with normal non-medical companies, besides organization corporate documentation, all...

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EMPLOYER RE-OPENING UPDATE

EMPLOYER RE-OPENING UPDATE   This is an update to our last article on Employers-Re-Opening.  On June 17, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order adopting revised COVID-19 updated guidelines approved by Cal/Osha.  These changes to the Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) are effective immediately.  Cal/Osha proposed these changes in...

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Employers – Reopening Businesses

Employers - Reopening Businesses The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) surprise relaxation of the COVID-19 mask guidance on Thursday, May 13th, puts us on a path to pre-pandemic life for fully vaccinated people.  But, employers should consider whether to relax pandemic health and safety protocols at the workplace...

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