CA Employment Law Blog


California’s legal climate presents unique challenges to businesses operating in the state. A frequent author and speaker on employment law, Jeff is a regular contributor to the firm’s California Employment Law blog, providing insight into the full spectrum of California labor laws concerning class actions, wage and hour issues, overtime matters, discrimination and harassment claims, privacy concerns, accommodations and other issues.

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Recent Blog Posts

  • Don’t Sugarcoat Performance Evaluations Many people want to be liked. Problems arise, however, when a supervisor’s desire to be liked prevents them from pointing out deficiencies in an employee’s work. Pointing out deficiencies is a way for supervisors to help their workers understand what they need to do to succeed. It’s a way of giving employees a chance to make the adjustments necessary to meet the employer’s expectations. You don’t want to exaggerate faults or get overly personal, obviously. But supervisors are paid to help... More
  • Webinar: 2017 Update on Accommodating Employees With Disabilities On September 27, 2017, at noon, I will be presenting a webinar entitled “2017 Update: Accommodating Employees With Disabilities.” The program is intended for human resource professionals and anyone else who fields requests for accommodation for their employer. I will explain what constitutes a disability, the extent of employers’ duties to engage employees in the interactive process to explore possible accommodations, and steps employers can take to meet their legal requirements and minimize their exposure to discrimination claims. The program will... More
  • 5 Steps to Prevent Third-Party Harassment Claims Koko the Gorilla, who turned 36 last month, has quite a following. Much of that has to do with the fact that she purportedly has a vocabulary of over 1000 words that she communicates through sign language. If this were a blog about linguistics, primate behavior, or how the Planet of the Apes movies are a cautionary tale about future inter-species conflict, we’d delve into that further. But it’s not. So let’s talk about another thing Koko is famous for. Koko... More