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An Employer’s Guide to New 2011 Laws – Part I

New Workers’ Compensation Regulations in California As we kick off the new year, employers confront a slew of new laws and regulations that may affect operations and require revisions in workplace policy manuals and/or new notice postings. This is the first in a series of articles intended to help navigate key California and federal changes […]

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Employee Management Tips: Fair Hiring Practices

Reasonable Accommodation and Disability Discrimination Discrimination by non-governmental employers against physically or mentally disabled persons has only been illegal for less than 20 years.  However, the area tends to be highly technical. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing website might make appear that the issues are straightforward.  Sometimes they are. The site states that […]

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Office Holiday Survival Guide III: Harassment Hotbed

Attempted Hook-Ups Can Lead to Litigation Shake-Downs We have already outlined a roadmap for handling alcohol at holiday office parties.   By its off-the-clock and put-work-aside nature, the annual December office gathering may also be a prime setting for unwelcome sexual advances by employees, worse yet by managers.  Such harassment is not an experience anyone […]

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New York Times: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wal-Mart Bias Case

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal in the biggest employment discrimination case on record, one claiming that Wal-Mart discriminated against hundreds of thousands of women in pay and promotion. The lawsuit seeks back pay that could amount to billions of dollars. The question before the court is whether claims by individual […]

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In Celebration of UN Human Rights Day

Youth for Human Rights International & United for Human Rights present Education and Human Rights Awareness, In Combat of 21st Century Slave Trade Special Guests: Rohida Khan, Victim Assistance Coordinator, Department of Homeland Security Brad Dacus, Esq. President of Pacific Justice Institute Church of Scientology of Pasadena Chapel 35 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, California Brunch with presentations […]

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What’s God Got to Do With It?

Office Holiday Survival Guide II: Respecting Employee Religious Practices Christians and Jews hold far from a “monopoly” on December as a major holiday month.  Here is your end-of-the-year interfaith and cultural diversity line-up for 2010 (to the degree we could determine with a few Google searches): Dec 1:                         Suijin-Matsuri – Shinto Dec 2-9:                     Hanukkah – […]

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