This video is the third installment of three videos covering issues surrounding terminations in California.  For today’s Friday’s Five, in this final video in the series I discuss five common questions employers have about severance agreements:

  1. When are severance agreements appropriate in California?
  2. What are common terms in severance agreements? Such as a non-disparagement clauses

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  I have been enjoying the excellent skiing in the Eastern Sierras (California’s snow pack is looking great this year).  So this Mammoth Skiingweek’s Friday’s Five article is a bit shorter, but I wanted to address five issues that the holidays create in regards to wage and hour issues in California:

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More and more employers are moving to electronic on-boarding to minimize the expenses and reliability issues in relying on paper.  Employers are also moving toward issuing wage statements electronically to employees.  Unfortunately, there is very little regulatory guidance as to the requirements that employers must meet when issuing electronic wage statements.  Indeed, the Labor Code

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.

 

If they have not already done so, employers need to start planning and putting a plan into action in order to ensure full July 1 2015-1compliance by the July 1, 2015 compliance deadline set by California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act.  As I’ve set forth before, many deadlines for the Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act have already

As the July 1 deadline for employees to begin accruing paid sick leave, employers are wrestling with some of the ambiguitiessick created by the law.  The legislation left many unanswered questions for employers to grapple with.  Some of the more common questions employers have had deal with how to calculate the accrual rate for part-time

You may recall from your college business law class of the “American rule” regarding attorney’s fees: generally in the United States each side is responsible to their own attorney’s fees, and unlike other countries, the loser does not have to pay the other party’s attorney’s fees. Employers can basically ignore this general rule

You’ve set up a successful company and begin hiring employees. To be a successful operator in California, a company’s management needs to be familiar with the critical legal concepts in order to successfully navigate California’s complex employment laws. You never wanted to go to law school, but time to hit the, ahem, books (or the