Hope you have been able to enjoy the summer.  As many employees take (or consider taking) vacation during these last remaining days of the summer, employers in California must be aware of unique rules that apply to vacation time. This Friday’s Five is a reminder of five issues on vacation policies that can create traps

I have published this post since 2015 recognizing the Fourth of July (one of my favorite holidays).  Hopefully I’ll be able to keep publishing it for many years to come.  Wishing you a great Fourth, and hope you have some time to put aside your work for a bit and enjoy some time with your

This Friday’s Five post is a video (see below) covering five ways on how to fire employees with kindness and empathy:

  1. Try not to let the firing come as a surprise.
  2. Help the employee get another job.
  3. Work with employee on what others will be told about the firing within the office.
  4. Be respectful, but

As the mid-point of the year approaches, employers should review their sexual harassment training obligations and ensure compliance, especially with the new law requiring sexual harassment prevention training for all employees by January 1, 2020 for employers with five or more employees.  Existing law already requires employers in California with 50 or more workers to

This Friday’s Five is a video (see video below) that reviews the ABC test for independent contractors as set forth in the California Supreme Court’s ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903.  The five issues I discuss in the video include:

1) Part A of the test