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Will I Still Get Paid if My Company Files for Bankruptcy?

It happens all the time: A company files for bankruptcy and a vast majority of the employees are sent home without having had any prior knowledge that something was wrong. These employees are left to fend for themselves and to scramble to find another job to fulfill the loss of household income. For many of Read More

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Monitoring Employee Emails: An Invasion of Privacy?

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 More

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Protecting Your Trade Secrets When a Key Employee Moves to a Competitor

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 More

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Understanding California’s Paid Time Off Law

It is rare that an individual will go an entire year without getting sick, and whether we like it or not, chances are that if we fall ill, it will be on a workday. This is an irrefutable fact of life that not even the strictest of employers can argue with, which is why most Read More

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Employment Discrimination in San Francisco

Today’s women want it all: The career, the marriage, the house, and yes, the family. And they can have it all, with some juggling, multitasking, and super-human willpower. Unfortunately, some individuals may find it difficult to achieve both personal and professional success, and if they fail in one area, they may feel slighted, especially if Read More

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Terminating a Union Employee without Legal Backlash

You may hear people say: “Join a union because you cannot be fired,” or “Union members have job security for life.” While neither of these statements is true, it is true that it can be more difficult to terminate a union employee than it is to terminate a non-union worker. The United States is an Read More

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Employers Brush Up on Employee’s Rights in Case of a Buyout

As the economic outlook becomes more stable in the U.S., more and more corporate mergers are taking place, with 2015 seeing a record high of $5 trillion in deals (Harvard Law School Forum On Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation). 2016 is anticipated to surpass deals made in 2015, which can mean great news for the Read More

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Independent Contractor or Employee?

Many companies hire independent contractors to do any number of tasks, from running weekly payroll to providing copywriting services. Typically, independent contractors are a lot cheaper to hire than full-time employees, as employers are not required to offer independent contractors benefits, they are not restricted to offering a set amount of hours, they do not Read More

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The Healthcare Workforce in California

  In the town of Chico, California, a local hospital has demanded change as a result of their failing union. The healthcare workers, expressing their grievances towards the union system at their place of work, have left and moved to a rivaling union group in hopes of a more democratic system. They seek to raise Read More

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Wrongful Termination in California

California is an “at will” state, meaning that employers have the right to hire and fire individuals at will, without any real reason or explanation (so long as the reason was not illegal, such as race, gender, etc.). If you have been fired from your job in California, the best thing you can do is Read More

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