California Workplace Privacy Rights

Question: What privacy rights do my employees have and how can I comply with the laws protecting…


WORKPLACE LAW - Risks of Using Social Media to Screen Applicants

Question: As a small employer, I do not perform pre-hire background checks, but I have been…


WORKPLACE LAW - Cell Phones at Work

QUESTION: My company restricts employee use of personal cell phones while on duty. This policy does…


WORKPLACE LAW - Sexual Harassment and Defamation

Question: In my job as a supervisor, I received a complaint that one of the employees I supervise…


Managing Employee Performance

Date: September 26, 2018 – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Location: Bay Park Hotel, Monterey, CA (MAP LINK)…


WORKPLACE LAW - Update to Employer Response to Immigration Audit

Question: I read in a recent Workplace Law article that I cannot voluntarily consent to an ICE…


NEWSLETTER – California Property Taxes: Basic Rules for Legal Entities

By Kenneth Kleinkopf California has several rules that can have a substantial impact on your…


WORKPLACE LAW - Expanding Flexibility in Employee Handbooks

Question: I am drafting an employee handbook for my business. I keep reading about new NLRB…


NEWSLETTER - De Minimis Off-The-Clock Work

by Susannah L. Ashton It is becoming more common for employees to have access to their work email…


NEWSLETTER - Game Changer: Do you use Independent Contractors?

Do you use Independent Contractors? Make sure they are properly classified under new game changing…


WORKPLACE LAW - Options to Consider When an Employee Gives Notice

Question: One of my employees recently gave his two-weeks’ notice after informing me that he is…


WORKPLACE LAW - Heat Illness Prevention

QUESTION: My company has a Heat Illness Prevention Plan in accordance with Cal/OSHA requirements,…