An exit interview can be an important tool for employers looking to minimize the risk of wrongful termination litigation. (more…)
Exits from a job can be graceful, as in Groupon CEO’s Departure Memo, or contentious. From the employer perspective, getting the termination letter right will go a long way toward protecting rights and ratcheting down emotions. (more…)
In California, fewer than 5% of civil cases filed actually go to trial. Some actions are dismissed or terminated on motion, but most cases settle. Given this reality, you need to be ready for a successful mediation. (more…)
California employers have to provide meal periods, but they don’t have to make sure that employees actually take them. What does this really mean? (more…)
The following is a guest blog post by Jeffrey Osofsky, an attorney at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles with a practice focusing on defending employers and individual managers against employment-based lawsuits. Mr. Osofsky wishes to thank Munger Tolles Partner Terry Sanchez for his assistance with this post.
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act generally prohibits employers from basing their employment decisions on certain protected characteristics (race, sex, pregnancy, etc.). But what happens when an employer sued for discrimination can show that, despite any unlawful consideration, it would have reached the same decision about that employee anyway? (more…)
You take a business trip and, of course, you want to be reimbursed for your expenses. California law backs you up. Employers: don’t get caught unaware—know the law and have a policy in place that complies with it. (more…)
Miss Manners may wisely advise us to follow the old adage not to talk about politics or religion, but can California employers prohibit their employees from discussing these and other lightening rod subjects? (more…)