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Employer Liability: New Case Examines When You Can Be on the Hook for Accidents Occurring During an Employee’s Commute; Prevention Steps

Minimed Inc., based in Northridge, hired a pest control company to spray pesticide overnight to eliminate fleas at the office. When clerical employee Irma Hernandez arrived at work the next morning, she noticed a Raid-like smell—and within a few hours she had a headache, nausea, and tightness in her chest. Hernandez told her supervisors she […]

Sexual Harassment: Court Says Employers Are Automatically Liable For Supervisor Harassment In California; Preventive Measures More Important Than Ever

Although the California Fair Employment and Housing Act is modeled on federal anti-discrimination laws, the state law is often more protective of employee rights. A California Court of Appeal has now ruled that when it comes to employer liability for sexual harassment by a supervisor, the state statute is stronger—and you can’t take advantage of […]

News Flash: U.S. Supreme Court Update: Microsoft Temps Can Collect Stock Options—Plus Other Late-Breaking Decisions

  The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a landmark federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruling that has forced many employers to reassess how they deal with temporary workers. The federal court had ruled that Microsoft improperly treated as many as 10,000 temporary employees as independent contractors and illegally denied them the option of participating […]