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House of cards: What employers can learn from Kevin Spacey’s alleged missteps

USA - November 30 2021 Kevin Spacey’s legal troubles have taken a costly turn as the production companies behind Netflix’s House of Cards recently asked a California court…

Is the customer always right? How employers should respond to patron misconduct

USA - November 29 2021 As anyone who has worked in a customer-facing job can tell you, dealing with difficult customers often comes with the territory. However, when…

Employers beware: California jury verdicts continue to skyrocket!

USA - October 22 2021 Very few companies doing business in California missed the news recently that a San Francisco jury ordered Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, to…

Governor Newsom signs a slew of new employment laws for 2022

USA - October 18 2021 As the 2021 legislative season came to a close, Governor Gavin Newsom signed numerous bills into law. From arbitration to workplace safety, these…

Los Angeles City Council approves sweeping vaccine ordinance for indoor establishments

USA - October 7 2021 Following New York City and San Francisco, Los Angeles is the latest city to require proof of vaccination for individuals entering indoor portions of…

San Francisco jury hits Tesla with $137 Million race harassment verdict

USA - October 5 2021 On Monday afternoon, a San Francisco federal court jury awarded $137 million to a Black former elevator operator who worked at Tesla’s Fremont…

New California law imposes strict quota on warehouse distribution centers (This means you, Amazon!)

USA - September 24 2021 A new California law, effective January 1, 2022, closely regulates productivity quotas for warehouse distribution centers. AB 701 applies to…

Employers beware! 1 in 3 Americans admit they lied on their resumes

USA - September 23 2021 A recent ResumeBuilder survey found that 32% of Americans admit to lying on their resume. In the current highly active labor market, with 65% of…

California employment law notes

USA - September 14 2021 William “Bo” Maner worked as a biomedical design engineer in the obstetric and gynecological laboratory of Dr. Robert Garfield for several decades…

California encourages mandating employee covid-19 vaccinations

USA - August 23 2021 Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, California officials are recommending that private employers require their employees to be vaccinated…