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What’s All the Fuss About? An Overview of Fair Scheduling Requirements, and a Few Tips for Staying on Top of Them All

Predictive or fair scheduling laws have taken hold on the West Coast in the cities of Emeryville, California; San Francisco, California; San Jose, California; Seattle, Washington; and the entire state of Oregon. On the opposite side of the country, New York City has also adopted fair scheduling requirements. …read more From:: What’s All the Fuss […]

Affinity Groups – Relevant or Relics?

Affinity groups have been receiving mixed reviews from many of late. These groups have been lauded for improving the business, bolstering employee loyalty, and fostering a sense of community. However, these groups have also been criticized for creating employee silos, encouraging distrust and division, and functioning as mere “gripe sessions.” …read more From:: Affinity Groups […]

Immigration Compliance: Anticipated Changes Call for Employer Diligence

While employers are always juggling their compliance obligations, immigration issues have taken on particular importance under the Trump administration. In this podcast, Shareholder Jorge Lopez from Littler’s Miami office, along with Sean McCrory out of Littler’s Dallas office, discuss key workplace compliance issues. They review I-9 and visa requirements and the potential for an increase in ICE audits and worksite visits. Jorge and Sean also address the uncertainty surrounding the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and TPS (temporary protected status) programs. …

Email – It’s the New Letter

How an employee’s work performance is documented can make the difference between winning and losing at trial. In this podcast, Shareholder Helene Wasserman from Littler’s Los Angeles office and Co-Chair of Littler’s Trials and Litigation Practice Group discusses how email has invaded the domain previously reserved for more formal written communications, and what steps to take to help protect your company from costly e-mistakes.  …

Employment Law Goes Local – California Municipalities Regulate the Hiring and Scheduling of Workers

As workplace regulations spread among California cities, employers confront a tangled web of local rules – particularly those companies with operations in multiple locations. Addressing this compliance challenge with practical suggestions, Corinn Jackson with Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI) and Sacramento Shareholder Bruce Sarchet, also a member of the WPI team explore new regulations in Emeryville, San Jose, and San Francisco that mandate advance notice of work schedules and require offering additional work hours to part-time employees before hiring from the outside. …

California’s Fair Pay Laws Continue To Evolve

Ilyse Schuman, Co-Chair of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute, talks with Sacramento Shareholder Bruce Sarchet about two new bills pending in the California legislature dealing with the concept of equal pay for equal work. One would prohibit employers from asking about salary history during the job application process, and another would require large employers to file reports regarding pay for men vs. pay for women. …