The California Workplace in 2017

Each year brings challenges when you’re working with the ever-changing landscape of the California workplace. As expected, 2017 will be no different, with California cities...

California Harassment Training

The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires that employers with 50 or more employees, regardless of state, provide sexual harassment prevention training to supervisors...

Affirmative Action Plans: What’s the Big Deal?

One of the most common questions an employer asks when it realizes it is a federal contractor with affirmative action obligations is, “What happens if...

The Proliferation of Paid Sick Leave Laws

As calls for paid sick leave and paid maternity leave reach a federal level (see the Healthy Families Act in 2014 and the Family Act...

Federal Contractor or Not: Issues to Be Considered

Affirmative action imposes numerous obligations on federal contractors. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforces these requirements, and there are two common coverage areas that sometimes surprise...

Independent Contractors: The Courts Still Say No

The issue of whether independent contractors are really employees is being examined in courts across the country. The most recent FedEx decisions in Kansas, Oregon,...