In what might once have been viewed as a remarkable development, but now generates little surprise, recreational marijuana use is now legal in California. On November 9, 2016, Californians approved Proposition 64, known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (the Act), legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Contrary to California’s…

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Review of key legislation taking effect in 2016 that will impact Contra Costa County business owners, consultants and human resources professionals. Download: Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council Midyear Legislative Updates Presentation

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Presented at the 3rd Annual Community Association Owners Conference Employment Law Update for 2015 presented at the 3rd Annual Community Association Owners Conference, covering a range of topics, including: Equal Employment Opportunity Background Checks Unpaid Leave Telecommuting Policies Severance Agreements New California laws regarding Paid Sick Leave Workplace Bullying Interns and Volunteers Download: Employment Law…

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Most employee handbooks are nearly identical to each other, regardless of the industry, workforce size or the jurisdictions in which business is conducted. Very little thought is given to the purpose behind these policies, how they impact and reflect your corporate culture and what they are designed to actually accomplish. At best, most companies slightly…

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Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that emit vaporized doses of nicotine (or non-nicotine) that is inhaled.  The vapor produced by e-cigarettes is smokeless and does not contain the amount of harmful chemicals that regular cigarettes have.  Many fans of electronic cigarettes credit these devices with helping them to cut down on or quit smoking altogether.

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