Best Practices For California Employers

As a preview to my Firm’s seminar next Thursday on how to conduct workplace investigations (information and registration is at this link), this Friday’s Five lists five action items employers should utilize when conducting harassment investigations:

1. Selecting the investigator

Employers should take time to train an in-house person who can conduct harassment investigations. 

By Michael Thompson

You are busy. You’re a small-business owner with a to-do list a mile long. Or maybe you’re a manager or HR professional being pulled in fifteen different directions.

Also, employment law is complex and demanding (especially in California). Even simple things like updating your handbook to address 2020 changes feels like a

These five reminders are a must for documenting employee performance:

1. Get employee feedback during counseling.

Employees are more likely to ultimately accept critical performance reviews if their feedback is heard. This does not mean that the employer must agree with the employee’s feedback, but just that the employer is considering their feedback in the

At the start of 2020, it is a good time to conduct a California employment law practices audit to ensure that policies are compliant, managers are properly trained, and the company is maintaining the required records for the necessary length of time.  Here are five areas to start with in conducting an audit and a

I wanted to highlight a few issues on these topics that employers can use to start a self-audit that then can be used to save time and money when reviewing with an attorney.  As always, it is important to work with a qualified attorney to ensure compliance.

Five areas to audit regarding the hiring process

Happy holidays!  As the year comes to an end, I wanted to share five of the most popular articles, podcasts, and videos we created in 2019.  I hope followers found our content helpful in 2019, and, as always, if you have any suggestions for topics or areas to discuss in 2020, please let us know. 

Article by: Michael Thompson

On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, a Los Angeles jury hit billionaire Alki David and two of his media companies, FilmOn and Alki David Productions, with an $8.25 million verdict on claims of battery, sexual battery, and sexual harassment brought by Mahim Khan, a former employee. After turkey and stuffing, the jury