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  • Dave’s Desk: Check with Counsel

    Many Employers operate day-to-day without recourse to legal counsel for employment and labor matters.  Most do so without incident or problem.  However, those who have found themselves in litigation often lament that they wish they had talked to an attorney beforehand because the “whole mess” could have been avoided.  Access to employment counsel is easy to obtain and generally reasonable

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  • Dave’s Desk: Equal Employment Opportunity policies need updating

    Equal Employment Opportunity policies need updating Summary and solution Both the fed and state have, within the last year, issued new regulations finalizing changes which require employers to have written policies pertaining to equal employment and harassment.  The new policies need to address the categories that are protected against discrimination and harassment in the workplace as well as a procedure

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  • Dave’s Desk: Overtime for white collar workers

    Overtime for white collar workers Summary and final rules Most employers have by now heard that President Obama and Secretary of Labor Perez announced the Department of Labor’s Final Rule automatically requiring an increase in salary to millions of exempt employees, or making them eligible for overtime.  The rule will entitle most salaried white collar workers under the Federal rules

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  • Dave’s Desk: Senate Bill 358 Amends California’s Equal Pay Act

    Senate Bill 358 Amends California’s Equal Pay Act As of the first of the year, Employers have more to worry about in California. New legislation often is made effective January 1 and over the next few months, we will note some of the changes that have occurred that will impact businesses, with regard to employment related laws. Senate Bill 358

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