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Smoking, long walks really make a résumé stand out

09/27/2016
Fully 77% of HR managers have spotted an embellishment or outright lie on an applicant’s résumé, according to an annual CareerBuilder survey.

ADEA: As boomers get older, more file age-discrimination claims

09/27/2016
Age-discrimination cases are among the most costly for employers. Do you have an age-bias problem?

Federal contractors will soon have to provide paid sick leave

09/27/2016
The Office of Management and Budget has signed off on a Labor Department rule requiring federal contractors to grant employees at least seven days of paid sick leave per year.

Snapshot: Millennials on the move

09/27/2016
Don’t plan on retaining your millennial employees forever.

Honest staff hit back at Wells Fargo with lawsuit

09/27/2016
Two former Wells Fargo employees who didn’t cheat in the bank’s ill-conceived incentive scheme to drive new business have filed a $2.6 million class-action lawsuit.

Walmart nonexempts to pocket $200 bonuses

09/27/2016
Walmart will pay out $200 million in quarterly bonuses to some 900,000 hourly workers after the retailer reported higher customer ratings between May and July.

EEOC loses 'no dreadlocks' race bias case

09/27/2016
The EEOC has lost an important case that was among the first to test the concept that race can be defined as a “construct” rather than by a set of physical characteristics.

Is it true that California law requires us to give employees a way to work sitting down?

09/26/2016
Q. An employee recently complained that I was violating California’s “suitable seating law” by requiring him to stand throughout his shift. Am I required to let my employees sit?

He handles our money! Can we terminate employee who recently filed for bankruptcy?

09/26/2016
Q. I recently discovered that an employee who handles company money has filed for bankruptcy. My concern is that if he was unable to handle his own finances, he may be untrustworthy with company finances. Can I discharge this employee?

What legalized marijuana might mean for California employers

09/26/2016
Voters will have the opportunity next month to determine whether California joins a growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. If so, what would this mean for employers?

Drywall contractor can't spackle over FLSA violations

09/26/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor has sued drywall contractor West Coast Drywall & Company in Riverside, Calif., alleging the firm failed to pay its drywall hangers and painters for all the overtime they worked.

Bay Area nursing homes settle over wage violations

09/26/2016
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has settled its lawsuit with two owners of several Bay Area nursing homes.

San Diego sick pay ordinance goes into effect

09/26/2016
In addition to setting a new minimum wage, a new San Diego ordinance requires employers to provide sick pay benefits to employees.

Free speech includes speech that is unpopular

09/26/2016
Government employees don’t lose the right to engage in free speech when they take a job. That extends to speech that the employer may see as unpopular or even dangerous.

Government employees' internal complaints aren't 'speech'

09/26/2016
Public employees who complain internally about personnel decisions specific to them aren’t engaging in protected free speech.
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