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Archive for December, 2011

Administrators and Overtime Pay in California

Harris v. Superior Court Decision Confirms Administrative Exemption Requires Detailed Case-by-Case Analyses and Job Descriptions The Supreme Court of California ruled today there are no easy assumptions when an employer seeks to qualify company “administrators” as exempt from overtime.  Francis Harris v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, No. S156555, opinion filed December 29, 2011. For […]

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Employee Commissions

California Requires Written Agreements by End of 2012 California Labor Code 2751 is being revised to require employers to place commission pay arrangements in writing. Businesses have the next 12 months to prepare.  Effective January 1, 2013, section 2751(a) will state: “Whenever an employer enters into a contract of employment with an employee for services […]

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Workplace Layoffs

Employer Precautions There is very little more precious to an individual than his or her employment. For management and personnel directors facing poor economic times, there is probably very little more difficult than ending a productive worker’s relationship when the company simply can no longer afford to carry that position. Handling that final meeting with […]

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A California Employer’s Guide to New Laws 2012: Genetic Information Discrimination

Revisions to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act On January 1, 2012, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) will prohibit businesses from discriminating against applicants and employees based on genetic information.  The new law will impose California standards tougher than the federal 2008Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA). Both the federal and California law are aimed at curbing discrimination of qualified and performing employees due to […]

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A California Employer’s Guide to New Laws 2012: Gender Identity and Expression Protection

Gender discrimination has been outlawed in the United States since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  See, “Gender Equality and Discrimination in the Workplace.”  On January 1, 2012, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) will expand the concept of gender to bar discrimination for “gender identity” and “gender expression.” Under this new FEHA provision, […]

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