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Q&A

What can I do about an employee who files a workers’ compensation claim?

10/06/2017
Q. May I terminate an employee for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

How can we legally protect trade secrets?

10/06/2017
Q. What are some best practices employers can use to protect their trade secrets?

Frequently asked questions about COBRA and Cal-COBRA

10/03/2017
Five questions about COBRA and Cal-COBRA regulations.

Can I turn down a vacation request?

08/21/2017
Q. As an employer, am I required to agree to all vacation requests my staff members submit?

When is telecommuting considered a reasonable ADA accommodation?

08/03/2017
Q. Our organization rarely if ever lets employees work from home. An employee in our marketing department is struggling with a disability and has asked to work from home as an accommodation. Would that be a reasonable accommodation?

How should staff conducting employment interviews accommodate deaf applicants?

08/03/2017
Q. The recruiting manager of our company is interviewing a deaf applicant for an open position. What should she keep in mind during the interview?

What happens when payday is on a holiday?

08/02/2017
Q. Our wage payment deadline falls on the first Monday of September this year, which is Labor Day. By when must a company make payments to meet its deadline and avoid penalties when its payment date falls on a holiday?

Must we pay a premium on holidays?

08/02/2017
Q. I have chosen to keep my business open on Labor Day. Must I pay employees who work on Labor Day (and other holidays) premium holiday pay?

Do we have to close on Labor Day?

08/02/2017
Q. This is our busiest time of the year, and we really can’t afford to give our employees Labor Day off. Is it illegal to have employees work on Labor Day?

What’s the problem with checking social media accounts of applicants and employees?

08/02/2017
Q. I would like to ensure that all of the individuals working for us do not engage in morally questionable behavior. Since many people show their true selves on social media, not at work, can I check the social media profiles of applicants and employees?