By Tod C. Gurney | Published April 1, 2020 | |
New Round of Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act As explained in our prior blogs (see Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What We Know and Additional Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act), Congress has created two new forms of paid leave benefits that will go into effect on April 1, Read MoreRead More
Mergers and acquisitions as a growth strategy has become popular once again. Like any business deal, the long-term success takes hard work and a strategic approach to creating synergy between companies. It is not uncommon that employees of an acquired company fear losing their jobs, complain about being in the dark, and feel demoralized regarding Read MoreRead More
What is nepotism? Nepotism is the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs. What is the law and how can someone sue for nepotism in the workplace? In California, nepotism is not per se illegal. However, nepotism in the workplace has the possibility of triggering Read MoreRead More
You may have seen in the news that 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, has terminated newscaster Bill O’Reilly’s employment in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against him. Now, you may ask – why does this have anything to do with my business? This news story is a very important reminder Read MoreRead More
When it comes to commercial contract disputes, there is a lot that a judge will consider before making any determinations. One factor a judge will consider is whether or not the terms of the contract are clear and unambiguous. While this might seem obvious, many contracts contain provisions that read in such a way as Read MoreRead More
Layoff, reduction-in-forces (RIF), downsizing: Employers use these terms all the time to let employees go, but no matter how they phrase it, the bottom line is that you are out of a job. However, while the end result of each of these actions is always the same, what terminology your employer uses to let you Read MoreRead More
All employers throughout California operate under the presumption that employees are employed “at will,” meaning that either the employer or the employee may terminate the employment at any time and without reason or prior notice. While that is true, employers should still terminate employment based on “a fair and honest cause or reason, regulated by Read MoreRead More
When it comes to opening a construction payment dispute, timing is everything. The state of California offers several legal remedies to contractors and suppliers who have not been paid for the work that they have completed or materials that they have provided. However, though legal options are plentiful, they are only successful when the contractor Read MoreRead More
Thanks to cell phones, laptops, and other mobile devices, communication between employers and employees is just a few clicks away. Because of how pervasive a presence smart technology has in our lives, it is easy to assume that even if you send an email at 9 p.m. on a Friday night, it will be read Read MoreRead More
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