Publications

"RED FLAGS" FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

Here are some common problems that our clients who are business owners come to see us about

Read More


UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS HAVE LIMITED REMEDIES

On August 9, 2011, the California Court of Appeal issued a decision holding that undocumented workers, who were not lawfully qualified to work in the first place, are not entitled to recover back pay or be reinstated even if their claims might otherwise have merit.

Read More


NON-RESIDENTS ENTITLED TO OVERTIME FOR WORK IN CALIFORNIA

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that California overtime laws apply to work performed in California for California-based employers by their employees who do not live in California.

Read More


HOW LONG OF A MEDICAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE MUST YOU GIVE AN EMPLOYEE?

Employers sometimes question whether they must hold the employee's job open if the employee takes more than 12 weeks of leave.

Read More


DISCRIMINATING AGAINST ... THE UNEMPLOYED?

Congress is currently considering enacting President Obama's American Jobs Act. A portion of this Act would make it illegal for employers to discriminate against unemployed job applicants.

Read More


CALIFORNIA BANS EMPLOYERS FROM USING CREDIT SCORES IN HIRING DECISIONS

A new California bill prohibits most employers from using credit scores and credit history in making hiring decisions. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2012.

Read More


I'LL BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW - UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND BORROWS FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO MAKE PAYMENTS

You may not know it but each time a State Unemployment Insurance claim is paid, the State falls further in debt.

Read More