By Hester Nguyen | Published February 1, 2017 | | |
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 electronic reporting of workplace injuries. 81 Fed. Reg. 29624. OSHA now requires all employers to establish “a reasonable procedure for employees to report work-related injuries Read MoreRead More
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 workplace rules are being violated. Though this ruling was handed down over six years ago, it is still a point of contention: Is it legal Read MoreRead More
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 has also become a great way for businesses to reduce overhead costs, increase output, and turn more profit. However, there are still some issues that Read MoreRead More
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 Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employers are required to: Provide reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees who, because of their disability, are unable Read MoreRead More
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 attorneys at Garcia & Gurney, ALC ensure that our clients are in compliance with new and old California labor laws, both for their own protection Read MoreRead More
“How can I ask my older employees to retire?” This is a question that a lot of employers find themselves asking as their workforce ages but shows no signs of retiring. As an employer, it is difficult to find a place for older workers, especially as technology changes and advances, competitive and diverse skill sets Read MoreRead More
From company credit cards to company cars, and company cell phones to company email accounts, employers these days provide it all to their employees, and while such perks are mostly appreciated, they can come with their pitfalls, such as their subjectivity to employer monitoring. When an employer provides an employee with a credit card, cell Read MoreRead More
We see it in movies all the time—a key employee is enticed away from his or her current position by a competitor who promises a bigger salary, better benefits package, and a cushier office. In return, however, the competitor wants insider information about the employee’s former company. They want to know about potential new customers, Read MoreRead More
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