It doesn’t matter if your workplace is inherently prone to harassment, or even if the harassment is by someone other than your employees — either way, you’re required to investigate and correct the situation promptly. Here are 6 essential guidelines for harassment response.
Yesterday’s Advisor featured legal tips about probationary periods. Today, Hunter “Please Sue Me” Lott says, “Get rid of your probationary period.” Otherwise you risk negating your employees’ at-will status. Lott says that any “probationary period” or “introductory period” (or as one company calls it, “comfort time”) is a threat to the employer’s at-will status because […]
Meta-Description: Yesterday, we looked at 3 common myths about sexual harassment that can prove very costly to your company. Today, we look at 3 more, as well as a cost-effective training resource that meets all of your requirements under A.B. 1825.
We’ve just uploaded the video footage of our “ERI Players” skit – A Day in the Life of HR – from November’s California Employment Law Update conference in San Francisco. The “ERI Players” are lawyers and HR experts who spoke at the conference, joined by John Young, a BLR employee – the skit covers a […]
In employment law cases, “Victory in court is always a little bitter when the costs of achieving it are factored in,” says attorney Russell Adler. He was referring in particular to the potential dangers of giving references.
Many employers are now making the unhappy discovery that their finance and operations people made aggressive exempt-status and other wage and hour-related determinations that are coming back to haunt their organizations in the form of big wage and hour lawsuits and payouts. Attorney Kurt A. Franklin of the San Francisco office of Hanson Bridgett, LLP, […]
Writing job descriptions is like going to the dentist. You know you need to do it, and you know it’s good for you, but it’s just no fun. Worse still, if you screw it up (the job descriptions, that is—not the dentist’s visit), you can put your organization at risk for costly job misclassification challenges—or […]
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has just finalized regulations that change your posting requirements.
Compensation pros know wage and hour isn’t simple. The fed’s rules are complicated enough, and then add California’s twists and employees’ shenanigans, and you’ve got a challenging job.