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Managing Employee Terminations: Legal Best Practices and Pitfalls to Avoid

Running a business is difficult — and having to terminate an employee may be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do as part of its operations. Employee termination can significantly impact employee morale and company culture. If a termi… Read More
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Independent Contractor vs. Employee Classification: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Using independent contractors as part of the workforce can come with numerous benefits for a business. However, it’s essential for employers to understand that there is a legal distinction between independent contractors and employees. Not only can… Read More
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The Role of an Employer Defense Attorney: Protecting Your Business Interests

There comes a time for many business owners where they will face a dispute with an employee — whether it be related to wages, hours, the Family and Medical Leave Act, or alleged discrimination claims. Accordingly, if you own a business and hire emp… Read More
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Alternative Dispute Resolution vs. Litigation: Deciding the Best Approach for Wage Claim Defense

Wage claims can seriously impact an employer and their bottom line. These types of lawsuits can arise when an employee accuses their employer of withholding the wages they’ve earned or paying improper wages. While the litigation process can be leng… Read More
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How Employers Can Avoid An Employee Misclassification Lawsuit

If you’re an employer, it’s essential to understand how to properly classify your workers. Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor can come with serious legal and financial consequences. While employers may sometimes intentionally… Read More
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Providing Reasonable Accommodations to a Disabled Employee

The American Disabilities Act (“ADA“) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees. Employers are legally required to engage in an interactive process with the disabled employee to identify potential accom… Read More
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New Employment Laws in 2023

The new year has brought a set of new employment laws to California, including amendments to existing laws that impose more stringent requirements on employers. These new laws govern employee pay, discrimination, paid and unpaid leave, emergency cond… Read More
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How Can California Employers Protect Themselves from Wage and Hour Claims?

Wage and hour claims are among some of the most common lawsuits faced by employers in California. These types of claims can arise when an employee accuses their employer of withholding the wages they earned or having paid the employee improper wages.… Read More
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Employee Accommodations: A Primer

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to reasonably accommodate the disabilities of their employees. The regulations outline a four-step interactive process that an employer must take to accommodate a disabled employee. Read More
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