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Beauty Contests Shine Light on Hairstyles, Stereotypes, and the Law

What do beauty pageant winners, professional athletes, and employment law have in common? They are all tackling stereotypes and hairstyles, albeit with different approaches. Julie Adams, FordHarrison Julie Adams concentrates her legal practice on the representation of management in labor and employment law matters. She represents employers in the retail, hospitality, technology, manufacturing and healthcare […]

Self-Reporting Addicts and Substance Abuse Discipline in the Workplace

Yesterday, we gave a brief primer and linked to a number of resources for dealing with substance and opioid abuse in the workplace. Specifically, we looked at understanding the problem, identifying employees who might have a problem, how to approach said employees, and when you can and can’t intervene when it comes to an abuse […]

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How HR Leaders Drive Innovation

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HR leaders shouldn’t underestimate the impact they can have on an organization. While they might spend a lot of time doing nitty-gritty tasks like ensuring document accuracy and keeping current with compliance updates, they can also play the critical role of driving innovation.

HR Works 73: What Will HR Look Like in 2025?

We know that employers spend a lot of time and energy on the entire employee lifecycle: from sourcing to onboarding straight through retention, engagement, and, of course, exit interviews. How can HR professionals grapple with that lifecycle if they can’t predict the terrain of the HR landscape 5 or even 10 years from now? In […]

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5 Critical Components Every Job Description Must Contain

In a part one of this article we featured the California Employment Law Letter’s take on the importance of a good job description. Today, we look at the key components every job description must contain.


Wage and Hour: Is It Legal to Suspend an Employee Without Pay as a Form of Discipline?

QUESTION: My company often sends employees home without pay for various offenses, such as egregious dress code violations, insubordination, and slacking off. Sometimes, the employee is told to return the next day, and sometimes the suspension runs for a few days or more while we investigate. I wouldn’t want anyone to know I’m asking, but […]