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Avoiding a Toxic Work Environment After a Politically Polarized Election

November 9, 2020 by

In a year defined by a historic, unprecedented pandemic that has become politicized and racial tensions galvanized by the Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd, it is no surprise that election week is one of the most divisive in our nation’s history. Naturally, employees are likely no longer making small talk and discussing the weather at the […]

New Season, New Legislative Changes: California Employers Face a Slate of Pending Legislation this Autumn

October 26, 2020 by

The arrival of autumn has brought new employment and labor legislation to employers that will usher in major changes for many businesses. As leaves turn crisp and brown and pumpkins and Halloween decorations begin to line the porches of our neighborhoods, employers should learn and understand the consequences of employment and labor bills that were signed into law in September […]

Manage Your Business’s Record Retention Obligations to Benefit Your Business and Reduce Risk

October 1, 2020 by

Businesses create a vast amount of records every day for their business, clients, and employees. A business may have physical records, Electronically Stored Information (ESI), or a combination of both. In today’s highly technical environment, businesses are increasingly creating and maintaining voluminous documents electronically. Even a small business can create ten, hundred, to thousands of records a day. Whether a […]

Sink or Swim: Bracing for a Storm of COVID-19-Related Employment and Labor Actions

August 24, 2020 by

Since March, we have been struggling to envision a “new normal” during a pandemic that has plunged the entire world into a sea of uncertainty. Employers and businesses arguably had to bear the brunt in creating the “new normal” given the COVID-19 pandemic’s significant impact on workplace dynamics and the employment relationship. For the last five months, employers have been […]