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'Resign or be fired' may be the riskiest offer

06/24/2016
Have you ever presented an employee the option to resign or get fired? Maybe you believed you were helping the employee to graciously exit the workplace without the embarrassment of a termination.

NLRB ambush election rule upheld by 5th Circuit

06/23/2016
In a significant defeat for small business, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on June 10 upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial “ambush election” rule that critics say unfairly makes it easier for unions to organize.

Keep an eye out for bosses who manipulate layoff list

06/23/2016
Before you approve a reduction in force, make sure supervisors don’t use the layoffs as a way to get rid of employees they don’t like.

Young adults increasingly live with their parents

06/23/2016
More of your youngest employees probably live with their moms and dads than have a place of their own, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

In the Payroll Mailbag ...

06/23/2016
Late pay W-2c exception? Company liable for FICA withholding mistake?

Make employment applications stronger with these 5 add-ons

06/22/2016
No federal law dictates what information must be included on employment applications. However, there are certain statements you may want to include.

Reconcile California wage law with new federal overtime rules

06/22/2016
California employers must comply with both federal and state wage-and-hour laws.

WHD takes $160K bite out of Fremont's BitMICRO

06/22/2016
BitMICRO in Fremont will pay more than $160,000 in back pay, overtime and penalties to engineers it brought in on the cheap from the Philippines.

Restaurant settles same-sex harassment charges for $27,500

06/22/2016
Achiote Restaurant in San Ysidro will pay $27,500 to settle an EEOC sexual harassment case that arose when young men working at the restaurant complained about a male manager secretly videotaping them in the bathroom.

Feds' deal for call center: $150K to fix misclassification

06/22/2016
A Southern California marketing firm will pay $150,000 in back pay and overtime to resolve charges it misclassified employees as independent contractors.

Simple list of customers doesn't count as trade secret

06/22/2016
Under California law, not every work product amounts to a trade secret. For example, an ordinary customer list with information generally available through open sources isn’t subject to protection.

Fire away! Whistleblowing doesn't excuse wrongdoing

06/22/2016
Some employees seem to believe that as long as they engage in whistleblowing, they’re immune from getting fired. That’s not true.

Government employer? Before firing, weigh employee's policy role, free speech

06/22/2016
Recently the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that a public employee cannot be discharged because he may have supported his boss’s opponent in an election. Now, however, a federal court has limited the impact of the ruling for employees whose positions involve policymaking or employee confidentiality.

Cal coach criticized for slow response to sexual harassment

06/22/2016
The University of California-Berkeley has promised to look more closely into charges its head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin moved too slowly to inform university officials that assistant coach Yann Hufnagel had sexually harassed a female reporter covering the team.

DOL: Slow cash flow no excuse for missing payroll

06/22/2016
Joined, Inc., has agreed to issue $439,000 in back pay to 58 workers following a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation.
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