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PREPARE NOW FOR THE PRESIDENT’S COVID-19 PLAN

PREPARE NOW FOR THE PRESIDENT’S COVID-19 PLAN Small Businesses Get Access to New Low-Cost Loans On September 9, 2021, President Biden unveiled a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to combat the Covid-19 pandemic and reopen and support businesses, while working to protect Americans. The plan squarely addresses the nearly eighty million...

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TO BOOST OR NOT TO BOOST? IS THE THIRD JAB REALLY NECESSARY?

TO BOOST OR NOT TO BOOST? IS THE THIRD JAB REALLY NECESSARY? Many of Epps & Coulson, LLP’s employer clients have implemented vaccine and/or COVID testing policies.  We have addressed these issues in prior updates (e.g. https://eppscoulson.com/california-implements-and-encourages-all-employers-to-adopt-measures-to-combat-delta-variant/).  The next question lingering in the minds of many Employers:  should we require...

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ADA – Employee’s Refusal of Employer’s Proposed Accommodations Negates ADA Claim

ADA – Employee’s Refusal of Employer’s Proposed Accommodations Negates ADA Claim Here’s the sequence:  employee asks for Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) accommodation; if employee qualifies, employer offers reasonable accommodation; employee tries accommodation to see if it accomplishes the goal.  But, a Microsoft employee rejected the company’s proposed accommodations and...

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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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DAWN M. COULSON NAMED SUPER LAWYER 2022

DAWN M. COULSON NAMED SUPER LAWYER 2022 Dawn Coulson has been selected as 2022 Southern California Super Lawyer.  Congratulations to Dawn for 16 straight years of being awarded the honor by her peers and colleagues of Super Lawyer designation 2022.  Dawn has been designated Super Lawyer for each year 2007...

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EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS HOW THEY ARE PROVEN THROUGH CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE

EMPLOYMENT CLAIMS HOW THEY ARE PROVEN THROUGH CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE Employees who are discriminated against by their employer usually do not have some overt action or smoking gun email to show the discrimination (or harassment or retaliation), but rest assured that the employer’s motives can be sussed out using circumstantial evidence....

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