20 Sep 2013
September 20, 2013

Protect Yourself And Your Business …

September 20, 2013 0 Comment

Protect Yourself and Your Business By Means Of A Comprehensive Employment Practices Review      In light of initiatives by both the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to aggressively investigate and enforce wage and hour laws, employers must take proactive steps to ensure their policies and practices.. read more →

13 Sep 2012
September 13, 2012

Can an employee stop you from firing them?

September 13, 2012 0 Comment

In a routine layoff when a company needs to downsize, one would think that the employer has complete control over when and if the layoff occurs. But savvy employees are using some creative methods to keep themselves employed. If an employee thinks that a layoff is imminent, he or she may complain to management about.. read more →

12 Apr 2012
April 12, 2012

California Supreme Court Sides With Employers

April 12, 2012 0 Comment

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision in Brinker v. Superior Court (Hohnbaum). California Employment lawyers representing both plaintiffs and defendants were eagerly waiting this decision because it would determine an important issue facing employers: Do employers have to just “provide” meal breaks or actually “ensure” that the meal breaks are taken… read more →

10 Dec 2009
December 10, 2009

End of Year Tasks

December 10, 2009 0 Comment

As the year comes to a close, there are several tasks that every employers should do to finish the year strong and carry the year-end momentum into January. Ensure W-2 Accuracy – Make sure you have the correct information for your employees so the W-2 Statements are sent to the right address. You may need.. read more →

05 Feb 2009
February 5, 2009

The Low-down on Lay-offs

February 5, 2009 0 Comment

During these tough economic times, companies often look to downsizing as a cost-saving measure. Whether it’s one or a thousand employees, companies need to pay attention to a few rules before implementing a lay-off. Depending on the size of the lay-off, a company might need to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN).. read more →

10 Dec 2008
December 10, 2008

The Law Is (Finally) Clear: Non-Competition Agreements are Invalid

December 10, 2008 0 Comment

Since the late 1800s, California has held that an agreement that restricts an individual’s right to practice their chosen profession is invalid.  Business and Professions Code Section 16600 states: “. . . every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade or business of any kind is to that extent.. read more →