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THE ERA OF REMOTE WORKER PAY

THE ERA OF REMOTE WORKER PAY While the era of employee resignations may be ending, the era of remote working is not gone.  It is here to stay, and employers must address how to pay remote workers.  Historically, the employer’s place of work dictated the pay of employees who worked...

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ROE IS GONE – EMPLOYERS REVIEW BENEFITS AND LEAVE POLICIES

ROE IS GONE – EMPLOYERS REVIEW BENEFITS AND LEAVE POLICIES Undoubtedly, you’ve heard that the US. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v Wade was issued today, leaving state laws to control the issue.  While many employers are not taking a formal position on the issue, many employers are sensitive to...

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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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NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2022

NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2022 It is a new year, with new employment laws.  Here’s a synopsis: No More Confidentiality Provisions In Settlement Agreements California law previously prohibited the use of confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements involving claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sex discrimination.  Now, the legislature broadened...

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Posting of Employee Notices – New Law

Posting of Employee Notices – New Law Existing law regulates the wages, hours, and working conditions of any worker employed in any occupation, trade, or industry, whether compensation is measured by time, piece, or otherwise.  Under California Senate Bill SB 657, Section 1207 was added to the Labor Code, to...

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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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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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