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Misclassifying exempt employees can be costly

March 31 2015 Over the past 20 years, one of the greatest sources of legal exposure for California employers has been "misclassification" of employees. For…

How to conduct employment background checks without breaking the law

March 10 2015 When you're interviewing job applicants, you want to be able to ensure that what a prospective employee is telling you about themselves is accurate…

Employee meal period breaks – employer responsibilities

February 13 2015 Three years after the much-anticipated California Supreme Court opinion in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v. Superior Court, employers are still grappling…

Harassment and discrimination in the workplace – how to prevent it

February 24 2015 Like employers across the country, California employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with a workplace free from harassment and…

More guns = less crime; California style

March 27 2015 Very little is predictable in crazy California. But anyone familiar with gun control advocate spin tactics could have predicted that the civilian…

Federal appeals court strikes down several Washington D.C. firearm registration laws, upholds others

September 22 2015 On Friday, September 18, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Heller v. District of Columbia("Heller III"), striking down four…

Guns, guns, whose got the guns?

May 7 2015 No one knows how many American households have guns. That's the good news. The only way to know with any degree of accuracy would be through national…

Misclassifying exempt employees can be costly

March 31 2015 Over the past 20 years, one of the greatest sources of legal exposure for California employers has been "misclassification" of employees. For…

More guns = less crime; California style

March 27 2015 Very little is predictable in crazy California. But anyone familiar with gun control advocate spin tactics could have predicted that the civilian…

Gun seizure and government corruption

March 13 2015 For years some police agencies, particularly in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other cities lead by politicians that push gun control, have forced…