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May 7, 2014

Alphabet Soup of Leave Laws — Co-sponsored by Hopkins & Carley and The Melita Group

State and federal law provide for more than a dozen types of protected leaves including, among the more common leave statutes, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), as well as disability leave provided as a reasonable accommodation. Untangling the web of available leave and understanding the confusing interplay between the various leave entitlements can be a tricky and time-consuming task. Full Story


May 22, 2014

A Manager's Guide to Discrimination & Harassment

California state law requires certain employers to provide formal training to their supervisors in the prevention and correction of sexual harassment. Full Story


September 10, 2014

Performance Management, Discipline, & Termination

Managing the performance of employees is one of the most basic duties of every supervisor. Effective supervisors are able to establish performance standards, deliver feedback in a way that enhances the performance of all employees (not just those who are not meeting expectations) and, when necessary, implement terminations in a manner that does not create legal risk for the organization or damage its culture. Full Story


October 15, 2014

Pay Them Now, or Pay Them Later: A Review of Current Issues and Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Law

Wage and hour issues are one of the common denominators of employment law; they apply to companies of all sizes and across all industries. Litigation of wage and hour claims has plagued employers for the past decade and shows no sign of slowing. Full Story


November 6, 2014

A Manager's Guide to Discrimination & Harassment

California state law requires certain employers to provide formal training to their supervisors in the prevention and correction of sexual harassment. Full Story


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