As businesses begin resuming operations and recalling employees from furlough and layoff, companies may decide they no longer need to recall all employees. Perhaps companies have learned that certain positions can be staffed more leanly or combined, or simply that previous levels of business activity are unlikely to return any time soon. As discussed in Step…

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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 expected to prepare for and take professional licensing examinations (e.g., law, nursing, teaching, medicine). And many may have lined up job offers, and planned to…

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In addition to the new laws relating to religious accommodation and social media (reported in our recent eAlerts), Governor Brown recently signed into law the following bills affecting employers.  Unless otherwise noted below, these laws will come into effect on January 1, 2013: New Laws Affecting All Employers Itemized Wage Statements (AB 1744) Amends Labor…

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