26 Oct 2011
October 26, 2011

New Employment Laws for 2012

October 26, 2011 0 Comment

Here is a rundown of several new laws that affect California employers that take effect January 2012. Wage Details for New Hires  – This new law requires employers to describe specific details about wages to all new employees. Limits on Use of Credit Reports – This law prevents most employers from obtaining or relying on.. 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 →