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What does the recently passed Proposition 22 mean for California employers?

A series of videos on labor and employment issues in 2 minutes or less.

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What should an employer do to respond to a threat of workplace suicide?

What should an employer do to respond to a threat of workplace suicide?

Can an employer require two calls from an employee to request FMLA leave?

Can an employer require two calls from an employee to request FMLA leave?

ICE is at the door! What do we do?

ICE is at the door! What do we do?


Employee Benefits

If an employer fails to provide required notice under the WARN Act, is the employer liable for paying the employees' medical expenses?

If an employee requests time off or a job accommodation to reduce their chance of contracting COVID-19 at work, must the employer accommodate that request?

Many of our employees are dealing with school closures and changes to childcare due to COVID-19 concerns. Will employers need to provide any leave or benefits to impacted employees?

What paperwork do I need to support my employees' requests for paid leave so that I can get the refundable tax credit under the new federal laws?

My employees have been ordered to “shelter in place.” Does this mean they are eligible for federal emergency paid sick leave?

What is the impact of the CARES Act on unemployment benefits?

Can an employer allow employees to utilize accrued paid sick leave when their circumstances qualify as FMLA eligible?


Is employment and labor litigation proceeding in the COVID-19 business environment?

International Employment Law

What should we know about employment contracts in Canada?

As an employer with employees in multiple countries, what are some key points we should be focusing on when it comes to job descriptions?

How do we ensure that our global HR team is asking the right questions when they conduct interviews around the world?

Global Mobility and Immigration

ICE is at the door! What do we do?

Labor Management Relations

Is the idea of union organizing and concerted activity a thing of the past?

Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation

How can AI be used to improve hiring practices – without increasing the risk of discrimination?

What does an employer need to know when looking to use A.I. in recruiting?

Wage and Hour

In the current climate of "equal pay," what are some action steps employers can take to limit or altogether avoid claims of sex-based wage discrimination?

Our employees spend a few minutes preparing for work before they clock in. We don't have to track that, right?

When do employers need to pay employees for waiting and on-call time?

Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers

What does the recently passed Proposition 22 mean for California employers?

Diversity and Inclusion

What steps should employers take to validate and support nonbinary individuals?

As an organization focused on real conversations about supporting our diverse workforce, how can we effectively manage and support affinity groups, particularly in an era of uncertainty and remote work?

What can I do to support diversity and inclusion within my company’s workforce?

Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Can an employer regulate its employees' political speech or activity in the workplace?

What are some strategies to help employers eliminate bias in the talent recruitment process?

Can I fire an employee for disparaging me on social media?

Discrimination and Harassment

We need to investigate an employee complaint, but the office has been closed due to the coronavirus. How do we move forward with the internal investigation?

Can an employee claim discrimination based on their natural hair or hairstyle?

I heard the Supreme Court voted to expand legal protections to gay and transgender workers. What do I need to know about this?

What is the first thing an employer should do when it receives a sexual harassment complaint?

Once an employer determines that a harassment complaint merits a deeper look, then what does it do?

What should an employer keep in mind when conducting witness interviews?

How can an employer protect its brand while implementing a strategy to respond and investigate a complaint published through social media?

How can we get employees to come forward if they have concerns about harassing behavior in our workplace?

How should an employer handle documentation during an investigation?

Now that we are a few years into the era of #MeToo, how has the landscape changed and what needs to come next?

Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

Should we expect to see more questions on how to handle service and assistance animals as people return to work?

How does the new Families First law affect COVID-19 related leave?

What do employers need to consider in allowing or requiring remote work during the COVID-19 crisis?

Workplace Safety and Health

What should an employer do to respond to a threat of workplace suicide?

What should I do if an employee refuses to wear a face mask?​

Can an employer conduct reasonable suspicion drug testing?

What effect will COVID-19 have on worker activism and labor relations?

What are some key considerations for lawfully implementing an on-site temperature screening program for my business?

Can an employer disclose COVID-19 related health information to other employees, customers or vendors?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, what health-related information can employers ask employees to provide?

What should an employer do if an employee was exposed or potentially exposed to COVID-19?

What are some options for employers looking to avoid terminations during the COVID-19 crisis?

How should the employer respond when it learns an employee has developed an infectious disease?

Workplace Training

I've been hearing a whole lot about "bystander intervention training" – What exactly is this?

Workplace Privacy and Data Security

The California Consumer Privacy Act became effective January 1, 2020. Is it as significant as everyone predicted?