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No Protection from Workers’ Compensation Requirements

California Employers Must Carry On-the-Job Injury Insurance California businesses must carry workers’ compensation insurance for every employee, even just one. Group or personal health insurance is not a substitute. Workers’ compensation is oldest social insurance program in the U.S., adopted by most states in early part of the 20th century.  The coverage is intended to […]

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Cat’s Paw Burns Employers

A Workplace Lesson on Confirming Grounds for Termination A hospital lab technician and army reservist sued his employer claiming two of his supervisors openly discriminated against him because of his military status and duties.  The federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)  requires employers to treat military veterans fairly, prohibiting terminations and other […]

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Employee Military Leave

Re-Employment and Pay Requirements for Returning Service Members Soldiers returning from active duty to civilian life are protected by a number of federal and state laws.   This includes reservists and National Guard members. Under the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), it is unlawful for an employer to deny initial […]

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Say “ADAAAAHHH” – More People to be Protected Under Federal Workplace Disability Law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued its final rule, effective May 24, 2011, implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).  The agency’s directive seeks to cement the ADAAA’s expanded scope of workers protected against disability discrimination. The original ADA (1990) defines “disability” as: a) a physical or mental impairment […]

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The Perils of Hiring Summer Interns

No Free Ride for Employers Who Ignore the Rules With an economy continuing to sputter, a company may be more keen to take on unpaid summer interns to share the workload.  Yet, if a business fails to fulfill detailed laws and regulations for such training programs, this supposed “cost-cutting” measure could become an expensive litigation […]

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