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HIRING AND FIRING: WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers It is fair to say that most lawsuits arise from mistakes…

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LEAVES OF ABSENCE: TIME BOMB FOR EMPLOYERS

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers In this and subsequent issues of Heads Up! the author will…

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Winter 2016 – New Laws for 2017

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers NEW LAWS FOR 2017 As is typical, California has enacted several…

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WORKPLACE HARASSMENT INVESTIGATIONS: NEW RULES

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers California law requires that employers conduct a 1) prompt, 2) thorough…

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EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY INSURANCE – ARE YOU COVERED?

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers When employers purchase Employers’ Practices Liability (EPL) insurance, they feel protected…

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WHEN A “QUIT” IS A “DISCHARGE” (AS IN “WRONGFUL”)

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Background Employers make a big mistake when they decide against firing…

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WORKPLACE INJURIES – WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN KILL YOU

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers When it comes to workplace injuries, most employers take special pride…

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EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE ARBITRATION RULES TO EMPLOYEES

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Introduction As readers of this publication are aware, the author recommends…

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THE INJURY AND ILLNESS PREVENTION PROGRAM REQUIREMENT – New Emphasis on Enforcement

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers California law requires that all California employers maintain a written Injury…

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PAYROLL TRAPS THAT ENSNARE EMPLOYERS

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers With new laws enacted every year, it is vital that employers…

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“THE FAMILY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP ACT” – WHY DOES THE TITLE OMIT THE CONTRIBUTION OF “EMPLOYERS”?

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers California law now includes so many job-protected leaves of absence that…

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PAY STUB VIOLATIONS REMAIN A COMMON SOURCE OF LAWSUITS

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers The failure of employers to properly include all information required by…

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EQUAL PAY ACT AMENDED – PAY ACT or PAY BACK?

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Effective January 1, 2016, California’s Equal Pay Act was amended to…

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CALIFORNIA LEAVE LAWS: EXTREME CAUTION REQUIRED!

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Several new leave of absence laws enacted in California since 2010…

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Fall 2015

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers In This Issue:  NEW LAWS FOR 2016 California has enacted more…

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WORKPLACE HARASSMENT – ESSENTIAL DO’S AND DON’TS

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers California employers are required by law to take reasonable measures to…

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OVERTIME: IS ANYONE EXEMPT?

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers The problem of misclassifying employees as exempt from overtime compensation regulations…

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EMPLOYERS MUST ACCOMMODATE RELIGIOUS DRESS AND GROOMING

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Effective January 1, 2013, California employers were prohibited from regulating attire…

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ONE WAY STREET: EMPLOYEES CAN RECOVER COSTS OF SUIT. EMPLOYERS CAN’T.

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers For employers, the uneven playing field just got steeper.  Many employers…

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THE “HIDDEN” IMPORTANCE OF CAREFULLY-DRAFTED EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Who said lawyers aren’t romantic? It should come as no surprise…

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AN INTRODUCTION TO CALIFORNIA LABOR LAW FOR EMPLOYERS

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers Any experienced employer can tell you that just the cost of…

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Winter 2014

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers In This Issue: IMPORTANT NEW CALIFORNIA LABOR LAWS FOR 2014 The…

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Fall 2014

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers In This Issue: WHEN WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW, AND…

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Sick Leave Deadline: Ignorance is No Excuse

Lawsuit Prevention for Employers With slightly over a month remaining before the July 1, 2015…

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