by Mark I. Schickman San Francisco’s new Retail Workers’ Bill of Rights is set to be implemented July 1, meaning many retail employers will have new obligations that go beyond areas that have previously been regulated. The new law covers any retail establishment with 20 or more workers that shares a “formula” with at least […]
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An innovative company in San Francisco not only has a unique way of securing new products but also an out-of-the-box way to get its employees carried away—literally.
Scott M. Stringer, New York City Controller, knows his city is among the hardest working in the nation. And Chicago is the “City of the Big Shoulders,” according to Carl Sandburg. But Stringer recently issued a study of which cities in the United States had the longest workweeks. How do you think the city where […]
Yesterday, Navera president and CEO Steve L. Adams shared tips on taking advantage of voluntary benefits; today, we present more on this compensation trend and how to ask the right questions during implementation.
The California Supreme Court issued a recent decision on whether courts may vacate (toss out) an arbitration award in which the arbitrator applied the “honest belief” defense to uphold the employer’s termination of an employee for engaging in outside employment in violation of company policy while on an approved leave of absence under the California […]
It’s time for another wage and hour roundup—our regular collection of cases that remind HR managers that wage and hour violations are still prevalent—and expensive.
On Wednesday, we looked at 5 common situations that can get you sued over the mishandling of family leave. Today, 4 more—plus an invitation to a 1-day California-specific event that will get all of your trickiest leave questions answered once and for all.
by Andrew J. Sommer and Alka Ramchandani San Francisco’s new “ban the box” law, titled the Fair Chance Ordinance, will limit the timing and scope of inquiries into an applicant’s or employee’s criminal history when it takes effect August 13. In addition to banning inquiries into criminal history on job applications, the ordinance also places […]
A man has accused a New Jersey hospital for discrimination for not recognizing his dog as a service animal—because it was a 12-pound poodle.
Yesterday, guest writer Alka Ramchandani introduced us to the case of a former CarMax employee who challenged the validity of the arbitration agreement the company was trying to bind him to. Today, the conclusion of the case—and some tips for drafting success.