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Drafting Sound Commissions Agreements

Proper Use of “Advances” and “Chargebacks” By the end of 2012, Labor Code 2751 will require California businesses to place all of its commission compensation arrangements with their employers in writing or such agreements may be unenforceable. See, Employee Commissions, California Requires Written Agreements by End of 2012.   As the year edges to a close, […]

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Promoting Workplace Productivity with a Sound Policy Handbook and Forms

Few conditions can kill a business faster than the absence of a written set of workable policies and related forms (e.g., employment application, exit interview checklist).  Without well-crafted, up-to-date written policy guidelines, administrators can lack the boundaries for consistent personnel management, potentially placing employees in a state of tension over arbitrary, unpredictable human resources decisions […]

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Requiring Use of Paid Vacation for Unpaid Leaves

Time Off Work for Illness is No Vacation, or Is It? California businesses with 50 or more employees must comply with the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).  For eligible employees, both acts are essentially “you will have your job waiting for you” laws.  Neither FMLA nor CFRA […]

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