Our 20-part blog series, Planning for the Rebound, is now at the end, which may leave you thinking that you are prepared for anything that could possibly come your way. Not to dull your ebullient mood, but you are not. Problems will arise, and you will face issues that you never dreamed could arise. In…

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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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May 6, 2020 – Earlier today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced a package of sweeping changes to regulations governing Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sexual harassment and sexual discrimination on K-12, college and university campuses throughout the United States. Slated to go into effect on August 14, 2020, the new changes will carry the…

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2019 California Legislative Update For Employers It’s been a busy session for the California Legislature, passing multiple employment-related bills that Governor Newsom has signed or that are awaiting his signature. The Governor has until October 13 to sign the pending bills. Below is a topline summary of important bills, some of which will or could…

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WHAT TO EXPECT IN CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR 2019 In many ways, 2018 was a bellwether year for California employment law, seeing major changes in the laws pertaining to sexual harassment, independent contractors, and a whole host of other issues. Does 2019 hold as many big surprises in store? The short answer: probably not, but…

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