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23 07, 2014

Developing an Employee Handbook – Part 1

By | 2014-07-23T18:11:08+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|Business Contracts, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Developing an Employee Handbook – Part 1

5 REASONS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES TO DEVELOP AN EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK—PART 1 This blog is the first of a five part series. Setting out employee policies through an employee handbook or manual is not typically necessary for a husband and wife business which has no other employees, but most small businesses can benefit significantly from such [...]

6 07, 2014

IS MY WORKER AN EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR?

By | 2014-07-06T23:13:22+00:00 July 6th, 2014|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on IS MY WORKER AN EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR?

This is one of the most critical employment-related questions a company must consider since the costs of violating California law can deal a death blow to a small business and possibly the financial stability of the owners and decision-makers of the company to the extent they may be personally liable for such costs. Misclassifying workers [...]

22 04, 2014

How to Avoid Employee Wage Claims in California

By | 2014-04-22T18:39:41+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|Business Litigation, Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on How to Avoid Employee Wage Claims in California

California law provides for significant penalties against employers who fail to pay employee wages in a timely manner. While state courts are responsible for the final interpretation of the statutes, many wage claims are investigated and determined by California Labor and Workforce Development Agency though the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, [...]