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Workplace Implications of Emerging Consumer Privacy Laws

Question:  Someone told me that California has a new privacy law.  What does this mean for my business? Answer: There is an increasing belief that we have lost control of our personal information. In 2018, California passed a sweeping consumer privacy law to combat recent privacy scandals, including the Cambridge Analytica incident involving Facebook user…

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Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Prevention Training Now Required for All California Employers

In September 2018, Governor Brown signed SB 1343, which expands mandatory sexual harassment prevention training to…

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California Workplace Privacy Rights

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

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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 google-searching candidates…

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WORKPLACE LAW – Cell Phones at Work

QUESTION: My company restricts employee use of personal cell phones while on duty. This policy does not stop employees…

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WORKPLACE LAW – Sexual Harassment and Defamation

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

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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 agent accessing…

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WORKPLACE LAW – Expanding Flexibility in Employee Handbooks

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

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NEWSLETTER – Game Changer: Do you use Independent Contractors?

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

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