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FMLA LEAVES – Get Your Files In Order for DOL Audits

FMLA LEAVES – Get Your Files In Order for DOL Audits We last gave you some Dos and Don’ts regarding leaves.  Now, we update that the Department of Labor (“DOL”) is increasing Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) audits and investigations, so employers are well advised to get FMLA policies...

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FMLA LEAVES – Dos and Don’ts

FMLA LEAVES – Dos and Don’ts Employer Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) mistakes often result in employee lawsuits. Here are some Dos:    •Ensure absent employees promptly notify (1) a designated company manager of their absence, usually the employee’s manager; and (2) a designated company person, whether in-house or...

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California Corporations: Diversity on Boards of Directors of Publicly-Held Corporations

California Corporations:  Diversity on Boards of Directors of Publicly-Held Corporations The California Secretary of State just lost in its effort to enforce California’s law requiring public corporations with principal executive offices in California to include someone from ‘an underrepresented community’ (“Underrepresented community” would be someone that self-identifies as Black, African...

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Physician Medical Staff Privileges – Suspension Hearings

Physician Medical Staff Privileges – Suspension Hearings Physicians typically have medical staff privileges at a hospital or other healthcare facility where the doctor can treat patients.  Hospitals operate under certain accrediting agencies, most commonly The Joint Commission, which, along with state laws, require the hospital to adopt medical staff bylaws...

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EEOC Came Down Hard on Employer That Discriminated/Harassed/Retaliated Against Employees

EEOC Came Down Hard on Employer That Discriminated/Harassed/Retaliated Against Employees $18 million.  That’s what video game publisher Activision Blizzard must pay in settlement of employee claims that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” – the Federal Government) pursued on behalf of the employees for sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination and retaliation. ...

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Bankruptcy Can Fix Tax Problems

Bankruptcy Can Fix Tax Problems While many taxes cannot be eliminated in a bankruptcy, personal income taxes, can potentially be discharged if the tax payor meets the following four (4) criteria: (1) The date the tax return was due to be filed is more than 3 years before the bankruptcy...

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Landlords and Tenants – Eviction Moratorium Update

Landlords and Tenants – Eviction Moratorium Update In LA County, the status on the eviction moratorium is summarized below and at https://dcba.lacounty.gov/noevictions/ FOR COMMERCIAL TENANTS As of February 1, 2022, commercial tenants are no longer protected from eviction due to nonpayment of rent. Commercial tenants will have the following time...

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