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Keep Track of Employment Law Changes with This App

Federal and state labor law can change at any time throughout the year. It can be a costly mistake to assume that individual businesses will automatically be notified of modifications to the law. The ...
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When Do I Have to Pay My Employees Overtime?

Employers in California are subject to federal and state labor laws. You may have to pay your employees overtime if they work longer than a standard work week, but only if they are non-exempt. ...
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The Laws Every Agricultural Employer Should Know About

California feeds the nation. Almost half of all the vegetables, fruits, and nuts grown in the country originate in California. To produce reliable harvests every year, agricultural employers in the ...
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The Importance of Carefully Crafted HR Policies

In California, employees enjoy strong protections under existing labor laws, and it’s essential for employers to be aware of these regulations. A human resources policy that is in full ...
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Legal Issues Entrepreneurs Should Consider

Don’t wait for legal problems to catch up to you before you seek legal services. One of the smartest moves any entrepreneur can make is to consult a small business attorney before launching the ...
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Is My Employer Allowed to Require Drug and Alcohol Testing?

Federal law requires drug testing in certain industries. Department of Defense employees, NASA contractors, transportation workers, and aviators, for example, are required to submit to drug testing. ...
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When Is Employee Termination Unlawful?

It never feels “right” to be fired, but in most cases, employers do have the legal right to fire employees for any reason at all—or even for no reason. This is referred to as ...
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Your Rights Under the ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an incredibly important law for disabled workers. It prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of an employee’s disability. The ADA ...
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A Business Owner's Guide to Independent Investigations

Savvy business owners and board members understand the value in being proactive compared to being reactive. The best time to establish policies for internal investigations is before they become ...
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California Pawnshop and Secondhand Dealer Owners: Still Reporting by Paper Format?

Advise Your Local Law Enforcement Agency That You Will Begin Uploading Your Transaction Data Electronically to CAPSS On August 17, 2012, AB 391 (Assemblyman Pan) was signed into law by Governor Brown. ...
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