The HR Specialist: California Employment Law

Purposely conspiring to discredit a government employee in order to get him discharged may violate his rights, as a recent case shows.

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When two employees are involved in the same misconduct, be sure to discipline both, otherwise you could have yourself a discrimination case.

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Decision provides much needed clarity and flexibility to employers implementing arbitration agreements in California.

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Filing a lawsuit alleging corruption or wrongdoing is, according to a recent ruling, a form of protected speech for public employees.

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A federal judge has ordered a case to arbitration despite an employee’s argument that it was invalid partly because of his status as an undocumented worker.

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The equal pay movement gained significant ground in 2015, with new equal pay legislation enacted in two large states, new pay equity rules issued for federal contractors and equal pay legislation introduced in several states.

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When it comes to evaluating employees, supervisors and managers sometimes rely too much on subjective measures. Some employees allege that such generalizations are merely a way to cover up bias.

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Ahead of the soon-to-be released white-collar overtime rule overhaul, the Department of Labor has begun pursuing employers that abuse the exempt classification system.

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Energy workers are protected from retaliation for reporting safety problems if their workplace is covered by the federal Energy Reorganization Act.

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The U.S. Department of Labor has secured a judgment against a San Jose construction firm after an investigation revealed that employee contributions to the company’s retirement plan were never deposited.

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