Category Archives: Employment Law

Why Companies Need Clear Sexual Harassment Policies To Prevent Litigation

The headlines in 2017 involved emerging headlines showing litigation and sexual harassment claims. In 2018, there is no indication of these headlines slowing down. The boost in sexual-harassment claims coincides with the prevalent and ongoing social movement which has supported those who are victims of sexual harassment to step forward and announce that they, also, have been victimized.

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Part 2: 2018 Brings Changes to California’s Labor and Employment Laws: Part Two of a Three Part Series

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2018 Brings Changes to California’s Labor and Employment Laws: Part Two of a Three Part Series

New legislation regarding labor and employment laws in California became effective on January 1, 2018. Several laws address parental leave, hiring practices, gender discrimination and harassment, wages, workplace safety and workers’ compensation. Here is a brief overview of noteworthy changes in the legislation for employers: Continue reading

New Developments Concerning Employee & Employer Arbitration in the Iskanian v. CLS Transp. Los Angeles, LLC Case

Courts have been increasingly applying elements of the Federal Arbitration Act to more and more employer/employee arbitration disputes. Currently, 49 states have encoded into state statutes, the Uniform Arbitration Act (1956). These two combined situations are giving arbitration decisions and subsequent agreements the enforcement of state and federal law. Continue reading

Are Your At-Will Employment Documents Worded Correctly?

More and more private business owners are noticing the “at will” employment approach for their business. This type of employment means that an employer does not have to give any employee an advanced notice of termination of their job, nor does the employer have to justify to the employee why they are being relieved of their duties. This law upholds the fact that employers do not have to give a good reason for termination of the employee. Continue reading

Coachella Valley Corporate Attorneys Answer The Question: What Workplace Instances Require A Corporate Lawyer?

When it comes to your rights at work, whether you are an employee or an employer, meeting with the Coachella Valley employment lawyer team is a great idea. They can help you understand legal matters in your situation. Employment law entails many different guidelines and requirements. Reach out for legal advice to ensure that your rights, and the rights of others, are not infringed upon. There are many different instances when the Coachella Valley corporate attorneys can assist you: Continue reading

Coachella Valley Corporate Attorney Answers the Question: What Are the Proper Steps for a Company to Follow When Tasked with Informing Employees of a Decrease in Their Pay?

Question: What are the proper steps for a company to follow when tasked with informing employees of a decrease in their pay?

Answer: In this circumstance, the company’s formula for determining an annual increase in pay is based upon market share and employee tenure. The employee in question was not notified that their market share had declined before a decrease in their pay went into effect. The company’s compensation analyst claimed that the employee might have been verbally notified, but appeared uncertain of this fact. Neither the employee’s director, nor their manager stated that they were aware of the pay decrease. The Human Resources Department responded to the situation by issuing a memo to the Vice President and all directors, which included information regarding the date of the pay scale revision. Continue reading