About the California Employment Law Report

I’m moderating a panel discussion on best practices for how to hire and retain good employees at the Western Food Service and Hospitality Expo (WFHE).  The panelists are Joseph Pitruzelli owner of Wurstküche, Francis Drelling General Counsel at Specialty Restaurants Corporation, Naz Moin former director of Human Resources at PizzaRev, and Madelyn Alfano owner of

Introducing Zaller Talk – my podcast that covers employment law issues, legal updates, human resources, management issues, and interviews with entrepreneurs and business operators.

Give it a listen on your favorite podcast software or at the links below:

As always, please let me know if you have any topics you would like me

I bet your lawyer has never uttered those words to you (unless, of course, I am your lawyer).  For today’s Friday’s Five, I wanted to remind readers about five free resources I offer.  That’s right – they are absolutely free.  Happy Friday.Employers Survival Guide

1.  Download the termination checklist

I’m a big proponent of checklists.  Even if

Employment Law - Mid Year Update - LinkedinJoin me for a seminar for a mid-year update on California employment law issues.  Learn how to keep your company compliant with new developments in California.  Topics will include:

  • Top five pitfalls facing California employers in 2016
  • How to prepare for the Department of Labor’s changes to the overtime rules going into effect on December

In this Friday’s Five I wanted to share some resources that have added a lot to my understanding of business, startups, and venture capital.  Two points upfront:

  • The Internet (especially YouTube) has become a huge equalizer for startups and small businesses.  Ten years ago, the information that is shared on the channels listed below was

I was able to catch up with California Restaurant Association’s CEO, Jot Condie at the 2015 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo.  We discuss the threats facing restaurateurs and the steps the CRA is taking to represent its members.