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April 19, 2022
Cal/OSHA is at it again.  A few days ago, Cal/OSHA published proposed revisions to its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) rules. (The proposals are available here.) Cal/OSHA will formally vote on whether to adopt the proposed rules on April 21, 2022. If, as expected, these new rules are adopted, employers should know about some of the key anticipated changes.
April 14, 2022
In this video, you'll learn how to handle employees who voluntarily resign from their position, as well as ways to minimize the chance they will file a frivolous claim after the separation.
April 12, 2022
A bill proposed in the California State Legislature, AB-2932, would mandate a four-day workweek for employers with more than 500 employees in the state. If passed, the proposal would amend Section 510 of the Labor Code to redefine a “workweek” from 40 hours to 32 hours.
April 7, 2022
One of the most common types of lawsuits our clients face is wrongful termination from a prior employee. Should your business ever get sued for the same, one of the most useful pieces of evidence in defending such actions is the documentation related to that specific employee during their employment. Seems simple enough, right? But the key is what you include in such documentation.
April 6, 2022
California often makes the news headlines. That is no less so with respect to legal affairs. Just recently, the United States Supreme Court heard a matter that should be of utmost interest to employers in the Golden State. The case, known as Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana (“Viking River”), concerns a law that has beguiled and harassed California employers since its inception in 2004­—a law known as the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (“PAGA”).
March 31, 2022
In this video, you'll learn how to avoid some common traps that employers fall into when terminating an employee. You'll learn how to minimize the chances that you'll be entangled in a lawsuit with an unhappy employee.
March 30, 2022
As a sign of improving pandemic times, the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) recently announced changes to the I-9 employment verification process.
March 24, 2022
Many businesses contract with Information Technology Service companies (“ITS”) to help manage their business internally and to also help manage the business with their external customers. ITS companies assist with the design, build, delivery, operation, and control of information technology. Unfortunately, we have found it is often the case that businesses will contract with an ITS company without carefully reviewing the terms and conditions of their service agreements. Further, businesses do not know what they should be looking for or how to redline (revise) such agreements before they execute them. And if these business relationships go sour, businesses are stuck with an agreement that makes it difficult and costly for them to terminate their ITS contract.
March 22, 2022
On March 17, 2022, the United States House of Representatives passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (“FAIR Act”). If enacted into law, the FAIR Act would prohibit businesses from requiring workers and patrons to air disputes against them in arbitration (as opposed to in court). The FAIR Act comes on the heels of a recent anti-arbitration law (i.e., Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act) that President Biden signed this year—a law much narrower in scope than the FAIR Act.
March 16, 2022
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic is waning, we continue to receive questions concerning employee objections to COVID-19 vaccinations. Happily, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued recent guidance on navigating this thorny area. We review some of the highlights within this post.

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