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Partner Cindy Bamforth Featured on KPCC’s “The Frame” Cindy was recently honored by host John Horn to speak on KPCC NPR’s “The Frame” on identifying and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. This invitation came on the heels of her participation in the Women in Film’s panel discussing sexual harassment in Hollywood. Produced by Southern…

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CUPID’S ARROWS ARE FLYING

How to Regulate Workplace Romances With sexual harassment allegations surfacing daily in the media, it’s not surprising that coworkers may be more hesitant to date each other. In the 2018 CareerBuilder’s Annual Valentine’s Day survey, only 36% percent of workers reported having dated a coworker, a 10-year low. Regardless, office romances remain a fact of…

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WORKPLACE RETALIATION AGAIN ON THE RISE

EEOC Releases Report on Complaints Filed 2017 ●●● Vital Management Training Available with Upcoming Feb. 23 Seminar The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the number of workplace discrimination charges filed nationwide during fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017). Of the 84,254 workplace discrimination charges submitted to the agency…

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LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR

Final All-Day Session is Friday, February 23, 2018 Don’t miss the final opportunity to attend Tim Bowles’ annual employment law seminar. From experience reflected in his Martindale-Hubbell “AV” (highest possible) rating, Tim’s  presentation includes important refreshers and insights for business owners and managers on the legal fundamentals of personnel management. He will also discuss the…

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CAUTIONARY TALES EPISODE EIGHT

BUSTED Adult Care Facilities Must Pay Minimum Wage and Overtime or Face Expensive Consequences California’s Labor Commissioner continues her pursuit of businesses that fail to comply with wage and hour laws. In a January 9, 2018 News Release, she announced citations of $7,137,036 against Adat Shalom Board & Care, Inc., which operates six residential board…

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EMPLOYERS MUST LET GO

Employees are Free to Leave Work Premises During Paid Rest Breaks According to California’s Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, employees are entitled to a “net” ten-minute paid rest break for every four hours worked, or major fraction thereof (i.e., anything more than two hours of work). “Net” here means the rest period begins as soon…

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BANNING WEED IN THE WORKPLACE

California Employers May Maintain Drug- and Alcohol-Free Policies Effective January 1, 2018, California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (AUMA) (California Health and Safety Code [HSC] sections 11357-11362.9) permits adults 21 years of age or older to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes. Fortunately, AUMA does not alter the rights of California employers to maintain…

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Welcome to the firm – Clark Carr

CLARK CARR – IS FIRM’S CLIENT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE: Mr. Clark Carr has joined the firm as our client services representative. Clark comes to us with an extensive background with international humanitarian organizations, including work in some 30 countries with government agencies and ministries, media, and the public. In the 70s and early 80s, Clark served…

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WHAT’S NEW FOR 2018 – Contractors Liable for Wages and Benefits If Subcontractors Don’t Pay Their Employees

Under A.B. 1701 (the Act), effective January 1, 2018, a “direct contractor” engaged in “the erection, construction, alteration, or repair of a building, structure, or other private work” becomes liable for all wages and benefits that any subcontractor at any level on that job fails to pay its workers. “Direct contractor” is defined in Civil…

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ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR

Including What’s New in California for 2018 Choose from Two Sessions: January 26 or February 23, 2018 Over intensive day-long sessions, employment law specialist Tim Bowles will again present his annual legal employment basics seminar, featuring the significant changes in California for 2018. These include: New restrictions on questions in the hiring process; Increased protections…

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