Posted on May 13, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
A potential whistleblower need only run a quick Internet search to find many attorneys ready to take his or her case. Knowing this, employers need to be proactive: Any employer handbook or policy and procedures manual should include provisions aimed at educating all workers about the rights and obligations of whistleblowers. Continue reading
Filed under: Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: employee handbook, employment policies, HR, human resources, retaliation, whistleblower claims, whistleblower policy, whistleblowing | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 11, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Enjoying vacation time this summer? We all need a vacation at some point, and thankfully many employers provide for paid vacation leave. But as with many wage and hour issues, employers get themselves into legal trouble by improperly handling paid vacation. Here’s an overview of pitfalls and a checklist for employers to get their vacation policy right. Continue reading
Filed under: Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: employee benefits, employee handbook, employers and employees, employment policies, HR, vacation leave | 2 Comments »
Posted on March 17, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
If you represent businesses, you know how important it is to protect their trade secrets. A crucial part of that effort is developing and implementing a trade secret protection plan. Specific company needs may vary, and plans have to be crafted with those needs in mind, but some elements should be included in any trade secret protection plan. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, Legal Topics | Tagged: company secrets, confidentiality agreement, employees, employers, employment policies, human resources, nondisclosure agreement, trade secret protection plan, trade secrets | 8 Comments »
Posted on December 6, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Updated: Effective July 1, 2015, all California employers must provide paid sick leave to employees. Lab C §§245-249, 2810.5.
Attorneys representing start-ups are presented with a wide-range of tasks to do. If you find yourself drafting a sick leave policy, keep these guidelines handy so you don’t miss any essential steps.
Filed under: Employment Law, Legal Topics | Tagged: employees, employers, employment policies, human resources, paid leave, sick leave, sick leave policy | 5 Comments »