CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS MUST PAY EMPLOYEES EQUALLY – new law to go into effect January 2, 2016

A new law signed into effect last week requires that California employers ensure that it pay men and women equal wages.  What does this mean?  It means that if two people have “substantially similar work”, their wages must be the same, even if their titles are different and they work at different sites. It also…

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The Importance of an Employee Handbook

Regardless of the size of the company, the development of an employee handbook is a critical component of any business. Employee handbooks describe the policies, procedures, and expectations of the company. By setting these parameters, businesses can run more efficiently and effectively. Further, clearly communicated policies and procedures can help prevent employer liability when issues…

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The Digital Divide: Legal Risks Posed by the Use of Social Media in the Workplace and How to Navigate these Tricky Waters.

By Lisa Chapman, Esq. The proliferation of social media as a medium for communication poses significant risks for employers. Some of those risks include: Misuse of your confidential information. Employees with access to your confidential information, including your customer list and intellectual property, are in a position to misuse such information. The risk of data…

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