The HR Specialist: California Employment Law

It’s not enough to show the agreements were on an application or in the handbook and that the company policy required them to be signed.

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Courts considering an ERISA benefit claim may side with the insurer if the decision to deny a treatment was supported with evidence.

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that service members in the armed forces seeking to enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act can be compelled to arbitrate rather than litigate in federal court if they signed an arbitration agreement.

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Don’t bury an arbitration agreement in an employee handbook that includes a disclaimer stating that the handbook is not a contract.

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A list of the most significant laws affecting private sector employers in California.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is increasing filing fees associated with a significant number of immigration applications.

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On Nov. 8, Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 21.

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Q. My business conducts mandatory sexual harassment training for our employees. Which of our employees must attend our sexual harassment training, and what formats can we use to provide these trainings?

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How you set up bonus programs can have a big impact on your overtime budget.

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An employee could become so agitated that she develops an anxiety disorder that requires a reasonable accommodation—such as separating the harasser from her.

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