Tag: Thanksgiving Day


Thanksgiving: A Time to Be Thankful for Good Employees

All too often, the employment law advice that we provide as practitioners focuses on issues that relate to problem employees. You know these folks—they’re the troublemakers, the harassers, the pot-stirrers, the chronically absent, and the habitually tardy. They’re the underperformers, the rule breakers, the constant complainers, the leave abusers, the policy violators, the workplace bullies, […]

Results of Holiday Survey, 2015

A recent BLR® survey asked the question: How does your company conduct itself concerning holidays? Check out the results of our 2015 Holiday Survey. Thanksgiving When asked which days will be paid holidays for employees for Thanksgiving 2015, 92.1% of survey participants indicated that Thanksgiving Day was a paid holiday. Additionally, 65.1% provided a paid […]

Living Wage: Santa Cruz Adopts Nation’s Highest Minimum Wage

The Santa Cruz City Council has voted unanimously to adopt a minimum wage of $11 per hour with benefits or $12 without benefits. The living wage ordinance—the highest in the nation—would initially cover only full-time employees of the city and for-profit employers with city contracts. City officials hope to eventually extend the minimum wage to […]