Is it safe for work to reopen? That is the biggest question employers everywhere are asking as COVID-19 stay-at-home orders start to lift. But that one question spawns many others,…

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On December 18, 2019, Hirschfeld Kraemer attorneys Kirstin Muller, Alison Hamer, Benjamin Treger, and China Westfall presented a one-hour webinar, “California Employment Laws 2020: Your Survival Guide.” The webinar provided a comprehensive overview…

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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…

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Steve Hirschfeld and Amy Durgan will be presenting the latest information employers need to know about managing risk from hiring to firing, including: Hiring process including criminal background checks, candidate…

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** UPDATE ** Dec. 18, 2020 — Rules are changing rapidly – see also this post on changes to quarantine limits. ** UPDATE ** Dec. 14, 2020 — Listen to Michelle…

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As the COVID-19-battered economy begins the gradual process of reopening, the top questions facing every employer are if, when, and how the workplace will reopen. Will everyone have to come…

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Nearing the end of spring, tens of thousands of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and trainees are completing their studies and heading into the job market. Many of these individuals…

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In just a few short months (that felt very long), we’ve gained and integrated new lingo into our vocabulary. One phrase has been permanently added to our everyday vernacular: social…

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As California enters its third month of the stay-at-home order, the idea of having employees return to work still seems like a distant reality. However, as other states begin to…

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