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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: START NOW

Secure Employee Handbook, Forms & Policies With 2021 Updates­­­ By the California legislature’s measure, the profound pandemic-driven changes on workplace legal standards will not be slowing in 2021. In the run-up to its September 30 deadline, Sacramento has churned out a slew of new laws affecting management and workers alike in the upcoming new year. […]

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BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL

COVID 19-Generated Expansions to Our Model Employee Handbook and Forms The current pandemic has been a game-changing wake-up call for us all. Our firm is proud to be helping clients through the maze of COVID-19 generated workplace laws, much of it from Congress’s hasty construction. Accordingly, we have expanded our 2020 model employment handbook and […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – GROUND RULES SCHOOL

Annual Seminar for Employers Covering Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws for 2020  February 28, 2020 Reserve your seat today! With this week’s session sold out, Tim Bowles will deliver his new year labor and employment law seminar once more.  Over a full day, Tim will cover the span of current workplace law from […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – GET GOING BY KNOWING

Annual Seminar Covering 2020 Workplace Laws Join Tim Bowles Friday, January 24 or Friday, February 28 for his day-long briefing on the significant changes in workplace legal basics for 2020.  The topics will include: Hiring process, including applications, interviews, and testing; Discipline and termination; The essentials of written employment agreements, including the new restrictions on […]

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FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – ILLUMINATION

Attend the Annual Employment Law Seminar Covering Employment Legal Essentials and New Workplace Laws for 2020 Over a day-long session in January and again in February, employment law specialist Tim Bowles will cover the structure and span of current workplace law from a management perspective, going over the significant 2020 changes for California. Among the […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2020 – CALIFORNIA PROHIBITS MANDATORY EMPLOYEE ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS

Arbitration is a form of private dispute resolution that takes the place of a lawsuit and court trial.  Arbitration has many business-related advantages, including a more efficient, less-public process than the often-prolonged procedures of the court. Thus, employers often favor this alternative. California Labor Code section 432.6, effective January 1, 2020 as part of Assembly […]

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DEALING WITH THE WORKPLACE “DEBBIE DOWNER”

Properly Confronting the Chronically Negative Employee According to Wiktionary.org, a “Debbie Downer” is a “naysayer; one whose negative remarks depress or dissuade others.”  Most seasoned managers will be all too familiar with how one negative individual can bring down the entire workforce’s morale. Employers are often reluctant to terminate someone just for a negative attitude, […]

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MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY

California At-Will Employees Bound to Lawful Policy Changes by Continuing to Work after Their Adoption  In Diaz v. Sohnen Enterprises, California employer Sohnen Enterprises instituted a mandatory dispute resolution policy requiring that all employee claims be arbitrated. “Arbitration” is a private dispute resolution tool, bypassing court trials by jury. The company informed the employees of […]

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ENSURE YOUR EMPLOYMENT LEGAL BASICS ARE SECURE

Model Employee Handbook and Hire-to-Fire Forms Updated for 2019 On the notion that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, we are encouraging our clients to become well educated and to implement forms and policies that will greatly improve a company’s legal protection in employment screening, hiring, training, terminations, and other related […]

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CALIFORNIA LABOR LAWS 2017:

Ensuring Workplace Balance Annual Pasadena Seminar for Employers Covering Employment Legal Essentials, New Workplace Laws for 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 2017 brings yet more significant changes in California workplace laws. Over a day-long session, labor and employment law specialist Tim Bowles will present his annual review of the workplace legal basics, with emphasis on […]

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