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Can you punish an employee for a social media post?

Social media continues to be a problem for employers because it's difficult what the rules are when an employee goes rogue and either fires off a blast about the company itself or violates a morality clause by posting a joke that simply reeks of racism.

How do you handle unsupported accommodation requests?

When an employee develops a medical condition that affects his or her ability to function, employers have a legal obligation to make certain accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. However, there are times when an employee will make it difficult, at best, to do what's necessary.

Employers: What you need to know about day of rest provisions

Managing employees is no easy task. One difficult responsibility that employers have is to coordinate employee schedules without violating state or federal wage and hours laws. This can be incredibly challenging, particularly if you are an employer who is not familiar with the various laws in place.

Is your employee handbook up to snuff?

Creating an employee handbook or manual can go a long way in directing your employees with regard to workplace expectations, approved practices and problem-solving measures. These handbooks can also protect employers from various lawsuits filed by employees.

What California employers need to know about drug testing

Among other things, the trend over recent years toward the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes has sparked a new conversation about how employers should manage the complicated and sometimes hazy legal issues regarding their workers' drug use.

Despite employer efforts, wage discrepancies can persist

Wage laws in California are some of the most fiercely protected when it comes to employment law. When there are claims of discrimination, wage theft or worker misclassification, it is not unusual for a lawsuit to be filed against the employer.

California employers: Should you consider arbitration agreements?

When employers and employees are at odds, it can be nearly impossible for the two sides to come to any type of resolution on their own. Under these circumstances, the case may need to be resolved by a third party. In situations involving allegations of employee rights violations, that third party will be the courts.

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