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August 31, 2022
In our latest 3in3 video, we discuss (1) the reasons why you might be getting sued by employees, (2) how to boost company morale, and (3) what you can expect at mediation.
August 30, 2022
Typically, I-9 verification must be conducted in person. However, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has relaxed this requirement and has allowed employers to conduct I-9 inspections remotely. Employers have embraced this flexibility, especially as now more than ever employees are not physically on-site.
August 25, 2022
An Alternative Workweek Schedule, also known as AWS, is a compressed workweek schedule. Under an AWS, employees work the same amount of hours in a week that they "normally' would but they do so in fewer days than they otherwise would. In this video, we will discuss why employers choose an AWS and how to implement it into your business.
August 23, 2022
In the first such decision by a federal appellate court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects individuals with gender dysphoria. The decision, Williams v. Kincaid, No. 21-2030 (4th Cir. Aug. 16, 2022), has immediate consequences for employers in states within the jurisdiction of the Fourth Circuit: Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. Employers in California should heed this development, as the Ninth Circuit (and others) may follow suit.
August 18, 2022
Hiring a social media influencer is not as simple as you might think. When you want to hire a social media influencer to promote your company, there are many business and legal considerations to make. In this two-part series, we will discuss compliance with the Federal Trade Commission Regulations and Guidance, Establishing Internal Policy, and Executing Social Media Influencer Agreements.
August 17, 2022
A Master Services Agreement is a contract in which the parties agree to terms that will govern future transactions or agreements. In this video we will go over five important provisions: (1) Intellectual Property Ownership, (2) Late Payments, (3) Escrow Accounts, (4) Choice of Law, Form Selection, and Arbitration, and (5) Prevailing Party, Attorney’s Fees, and Costs.
August 16, 2022
COVID-19 is a zombie that just won’t die. On August 11, 2022, the CDC published new COVID-19 guidelines. In many ways, the CDC’s new guidelines drastically depart from its prior guidelines. But, in other ways, the new guidelines re-affirm the CDC’s long-entrenched guidelines.
August 11, 2022
Check out our latest 3in3 video, where we discuss (1) the classification of independent contractors, (2) due diligence, and (3) what you should do with two bad options.
August 9, 2022
Could California employers be required to submit even more information to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) relating to pay data and pay transparency? The Answer: Maybe.
August 4, 2022
Whenever an employee brings a Notice of Claim under the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”), the employer has the opportunity, in some circumstances, to cure the alleged violations and avoid the imposition of costly penalties. However, this process is not simple. The employer must meet all the general requirements to cure the PAGA violations.