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March 10, 2016

Managing Legal Risk in the Hiring and Onboarding Process

Because the hiring and onboarding process is the point in time when the employer defines its legal relationship with a new employee, it is critical that the process is managed well. Employers must be careful about what information they obtain and use in the process interview and hiring process. Full Story


April 14, 2016

Alphabet Soup of Leave Laws

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



September 8, 2016

Performance Management, Discipline, & Termination

Managing the performance of employees is one of the most basic duties of every supervisor. Full Story


October 20, 2016

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. Full Story


November 10, 2016

A Manager's Guide to Discrimination, Harassment, & Abusive Conduct

California state law requires certain employers to provide formal training to their supervisors in the prevention and correction of sexual harassment. Effective this year, the law was amended to require training against a new “abusive conduct” standard unrelated to sex or sexual harassment. Full Story


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