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Gorsuch’s possible impact on employers

Gorsuch’s possible impact on employers

Shortly after taking office, President Donald Trump nominated a potential successor, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat. Judge Gorsuch currently sits on the U.S.…

Navigating California’s two-tier minimum wage

Navigating California’s two-tier minimum wage

California’s minimum wage went up at the beginning of the year and will continue to increase in the years to come in a series of six, stepped annual statewide increases.…

Drug testing without taint of retaliation

Drug testing without taint of retaliation

Many employers in the Central Valley have implemented drug-free workplace policies, which may include post-incident drug testing of workers.  In addition, employers may also provide various incentives to employees to…

How the 2016 election could impact the workplace

How the 2016 election could impact the workplace

After what seemed to be a never-ending campaign season, the 2016 general election is over. Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States, and the recreational use…

New laws for businesses

New laws for businesses

The California Legislature has been busy, and there are important new laws taking effect soon that will impact your business. Here is a summary of this year’s major legislation.  Unless…

Protecting your business’s online reputation

Imagine that one day, just out of curiosity, you Google your company name. The first thing that comes up is a link to a YouTube video, which was made by…

“Pokemon Go” in the workplace

“Pokemon Go” has taken the United States and the rest of the world by storm, with an estimated 75 million downloads in just the first three weeks after its release…

Keeping workers safe when it’s hot outside

Keeping workers safe when it’s hot outside

On June 1, the California Occupational Safety and Health Division sued a statewide high heat advisory, noting that temperatures in California this summer are expected to exceed 100 degrees. Cal/OSHA…

Time to look at employee arbitration agreements

Time to look at employee arbitration agreements

As business owners in the Central Valley are well aware, every time an employee is terminated from his or her job, there is a potential for a lawsuit.  With the…

How a change in marijuana laws could affect your business

As you read this article, signatures are being gathered in California in support of the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Initiative.” If sufficient signatures are collected, the…

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