Drivers for ride-hailing giant Uber will continue to be independent contractors under the terms of a settlement of class-action lawsuits in California and Massachusetts if the settlement receives court approval. The settlement, announced on April 21, will require the company to pay drivers an initial $84 million and possibly as much as $100 million. Despite […]
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The California Court of Appeal recently provided guidance on how to modify employment arbitration agreements. Here’s a takeaway analysis of the court’s decision and what it means for you.
“Sure, you’ve got handbooks, but you need to train your supervisors on the material provisions of your policies and rules, says Attorney Mark Schickman. And they need to understand that policies must be fairly and consistently applied.” While you are at it, Schickman adds, make sure that your practices match your policies. Schickman is a […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Mark Schickman discussed basic guidelines for supervisor training. Today, more tips for supervisors, plus an introduction to BLR’s audit-by-checklist program. Your supervisors aren’t technical experts on HR matters, and they‘re not going to be, but you can train them to act in a way that preserves HR’s options, says Schickman, a […]
Yes, you have handbooks, but you need to train to be sure your supervisors know the material provisions of your policies and rules, says attorney Mark Schickman. And they need to understand that policies must be fairly and consistently applied. While you are at it, Schickman adds, make sure that your practices match your […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, attorney Mark Schickman looked into his HR crystal ball for a look at 2014. Today, more of his survival tactics for the coming year, plus notice of a free webinar, Don’t Fear the Future: 5 Keys to Raise Your HR and Game in 2014 and Beyond. In many of the situations he […]
We want our supervisors to manage and participate, but there are several circumstances in which they must step aside, says Attorney Mark Schickman. Schickman, who is a partner with Freeland Cooper & Foreman, LLP in San Francisco, offered his training tips at a recent webinar sponsored by BLR® and HR Hero®. When the Supervisor Is […]
Even organizations with the most rules and regulations get into trouble, Schickman says. It doesn’t matter how big you are, or how much money you have, or how many rules you have—if the supervisor doesn’t do the job, you’re in trouble. Schickman, who is a partner with Freeland Cooper & Foreman, LLP in San Francisco, […]
Yesterday, we looked at some of the proposed changes to the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in areas relating to military leave. Today, a look at the other proposed changes, courtesy of Mark Schickman and Cathleen Yonahara, both attorneys at Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP in San Francisco.