26 Oct 2012
October 26, 2012

New Social Media Law for Employers

October 26, 2012 0 Comment

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that will prevent employers from obtaining passwords for social media accounts and e-mail accounts. The law will become effective January 1, 2013. California Assembly Bill 1844 prohibits employers from demanding user names and passwords from employees and job applicants. There are a few exceptions: Employers can ask an.. 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 →

22 Aug 2012
August 22, 2012

Proper Record Keeping is Key

August 22, 2012 0 Comment

Do you keep careful time records for your employees? How careful? Even if you think you are doing the right thing, you still may want to check again. Employers are required to keep time records showing when the employee begins and ends each work period, as well as meal periods, split shift intervals and total.. read more →

08 Aug 2012
August 8, 2012

Terminations Can Lead to Litigation. What Can You Do?

August 8, 2012 0 Comment

Every termination has the potential of leading to a lawsuit. Here are several things every employer should think about to minimize that risk. 1.    Terminating an Employee for Absenteeism: Be careful not to terminate an employee for an absence that is protected under the FMLA, ADA or jury-duty. But if the absences are not protected,.. read more →

08 Jun 2012
June 8, 2012

The Right Discipline Policy

June 8, 2012 0 Comment

In our ongoing effort to help companies avoid employment claims, we present another suggested company policy. This article discusses the difficult task of disciplining employees. There are no specific laws on how to discipline employees. But having a clear discipline policy may be a solid method to protect your company from claims of wrongful termination… read more →