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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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Paid Leave as a Benefit May Increase Productivity: What an Employer Should Know

There is sometimes a perception abroad that Americans do not take sufficient time off of work, and that we are more focused on the “almighty dollar” than on enjoying the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness granted to us by our founding documents. Given some countries’ liberal leave policies, it is not a mystery as Read More

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A Fair Wage:  Overtime Violations Can Prove Costly

Recent news stories about the recycling industry reported that it can be rife with wage and hour violations. Whether it is the nature of the work done by employees, or the relative newcomer status of the industry, employers of all types and sizes must treat their employees fairly. This means that they must pay workers Read More

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A New Year, A New Beginning

Some may say that 2015 was the year of the independent contractor, given the surprising increase in the use by employers of these workers rather than hiring full time employees. This year may be the one in which you determine whether you are on the side that sees this trend as providing more options and Read More

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A New Uber Multi-Verse? Not Quite, but Expansion Increases Class Size by Thousands

In a State that includes Hollywood as well as Disneyland’s Star Wars expansion, it is difficult to hear much news other than all the hype surrounding Disney’s release of the next film further expanding upon the Star Wars universe. However, the latest ruling in the Uber saga involving thousands of its drivers hoping to be Read More

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At-Will Employment: Explanation and Rules for Termination

California is an at-will state, but what does that actually mean? The definition can be spun depending on which side of the employment agreement a person is on, but the most common way of explaining what it means to be at-will is that each party to the agreement has more freedom to terminate the employment Read More

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When Does Overtime Mean More Than Just Pay?

The answer to the above question may surprise many who are not involved in the day to day operation of a large trucking company. Those who engage in business on both sides often think of overtime as another type of expense that can be leveraged and used as needed to gain more or less work Read More

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Special Considerations in Employment Law: The Nursing Industry

Professionals in the medical industry and legal world typically do not qualify for the same protections as workers in other areas, as these professions have not been historically plagued by the levels of unfair wages and overtime abuse. However, blanket exemptions from the protections of the law tend to leave some workers in the affected Read More

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Special Considerations in Employment Law: Employees Over 40

Employees have a myriad of rights that are illustrated by various local, state, and federal laws that provide them with certain guarantees in the workforce. One such law, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), is designed to specifically protect workers who are over the age of 40. What this law means for employers is Read More

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