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Federal Contractors – New Executive Orders Regarding Retaliation

Here is an interesting article from our friends at Thomson Reuters regarding two new Executive Orders recently signed by President Obama: The first is Executive Order No. 13665 (79 Fed. Reg. 20,749, Apr. 11, 2014), which prohibits retaliation by covered federal contractors and subcontractors against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose details of […]

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Employer Liability for Employee Car Accident

Employer Liable for Employee Car Accident I believe most of my employer clients were shocked when I informed them of the Moradi v. Marsh, decision, where a California court of appeal found an employer liable for an employee’s car accident during her commute home. Interpreting the Moradi case, another California appellate court in the case […]

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Labor and Employment Law – AB 1522 – Mandatory Sick Leave

Mandatory Sick Leave This week, the California Assembly Labor and Employment Committee approved AB 1522, a bill sponsored by Lorena Gonzales; D-San Diego,  that would require all California employers, except those with collective bargaining agreements, to provide their employees who have worked in California for seven days, with mandatory sick leave.  The sick leave has […]

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Employment Law:Workplace Gambling

Employment Law – Workplace Gamling Although employers do not think about employees when we think about basketball, the annual frenzy of “March Madness” (the NCAA men’s basketball tournament) has changed that perspective. The outplacement firm that reports the basketball tournament’s potential cost to employers drew headlines this year with it’s calculation of a 1.2 billion […]

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Setting Expectations for Your Small Business Employees in California

California Employment Law Blog Series #3 In our last blog in the California Employment Law blog series, we touched on the differences between employees, independent contractors and interns. As we discussed, each business relationship has benefits and drawbacks, as a result, it is important to carefully consider your needs as a business owner before jumping […]

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Employment Law – Workplace Romance and Privacy

Employment Law – Workplace Romance and Privacy

Employment Law In a recent survey taken by Vault.com’s, (“2014 Office Romance Survey”), 56 percent of survey participants said they engaged in a workplace romance.  The survey also evidenced that both men and women equally participated in a workplace romance. While office romance is often sweetly and innocuously portrayed in novels and films, in reality, […]

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Employment Law – Employees, Independent Contractors and Interns

California Employment Law Blog Series #2 Welcome back to our California Employment Law blog series! In our last post we brought up several of the typical questions business owners have about working with employees while doing business in California. Over the coming weeks we will be tackling some of these questions. Misclassification of the people […]

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California Employment Law Generally

California Employment Law Blog Series #1 The rules and regulations that comprise California employment law can be confusing, complicated and apply in a wide variety of surprising situations.  If you are an employer in California and are unsure about how the employment laws in California apply to your business, you’ve come to the right place. […]

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San Diego Business Law – California Corporations Overview

In this week’s edition of our San Diego Business Law blog series we will take a general look at corporations in California. In order to do business in California as a corporation the business owner must comply with a number of formalities to incorporate and maintain the benefits of incorporation. Formalities for Incorporation in California […]

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San Diego Business Law – Corporate Forms

Welcome back to our San Diego Business Law blog series! In our past posts in this series we have addressed how liability considerations affect the selection of the appropriate business entity as well as the formal requirements for forming a corporation in California. In this week’s blog we are going to address the different types […]

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