The HR Specialist: California Employment Law

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined attorneys general from across the nation pressing large retailers to make their employees’ schedules more predictable.

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A federal court has stricken unconscionable parts of an arbitration agreement and ordered arbitration of the remaining parts.

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Patience has its rewards, especially when dealing with a newly disabled employee who might not be able to return to her job.

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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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