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Understanding Employment at Will in California

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 Read More

Can You be Held Liable for an Independent Contractor’s On-the-Job Injuries?

Many business owners hire independent contractors because it reduces overhead costs and liability. At least, that is what many business owners believe. While it is true independent contractors are not Read More

Five More Laws California Employers Need to Understand in 2017

As California labor laws change, it is important that you – whether an employer or employee – understand what the changes entail so that you may better understand your rights Read More

Four Things to Understand About Your Work Email

According to the State of California Department of Justice, “Your employer is generally allowed to monitor your workplace communications, such as business phone calls and computer usage, and to access Read More

OSHA and Post-Accident Drug Testing

California employers who require drug and alcohol testing following a workplace accident should revaluate their policies in light of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) final ruling on employer’s Read More

Understanding Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) is a common type of employment discrimination that occurs in the workforce, especially towards pregnant women and mothers. However, FRD is not a type of discrimination Read More

Are Employers Entitled to Monitor an Employee’s Company Cell-Phone?

In City of Ontario v. Quon, the Supreme Court ruled that employers have the right to read employees’ text messages – including personal ones – if they believe that the Read More

Is Your Intellectual Property Protected When Working with an Independent Contractor?

Once upon a time, working with independent contractors was considered risky and even a bit frivolous. Today, however, hiring out work to freelancers is not only the norm, but it Read More

When California Businesses Fail to Provide Reasonable Accommodations

  Ever since California passed its first law protecting the rights of workers with disabilities in 1974, it has been at the forefront of the Americans with Disabilities movement. Under California’s Read More

How to Fire a Board Member

A California board member may be asked to step down for any number of reasons, ranging from conflict of interest to unethical behavior. If you and the rest of the Read More

Know Your Rights in a California Property Easement

When you buy a piece of property in California, you understandably assume that said piece of property is all yours, to do with what you will. This includes allowing certain Read More

Is Work Actually Completed? Things to Consider Before Filing a Mechanic’s Lien

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 Read More

Revisiting Your Vacation Policy

Many California employers use a standard vacation policy in their employer handbook and give it nothing more than a cursory glance before making it official. However, doing this could land Read More

Is Your California Company at Risk for Overtime Liability?

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 Read More

Employment Laws and Social Media in California

Individuals find themselves in hot water all the time over what they post on social media. For some, their posts go so far as to get them arrested; for others, Read More

New California Labor Laws to Look Forward to in 2017

Labor laws are constantly changing, and it is important that California employers keep up with those changes so that they do not unknowingly violate any of them. The Pleasanton business Read More

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