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Neutral Solutions: Mediation

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, Labor Law, Reductions in Force, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

The Neutral Solutions Team at Weintraub Tobin specializes in Mediating employment disputes both pre and post litigation. Employment disputes are some of the most contentious and aggressively litigated cases in federal and state courts. The employee is adamant that the employer treated him or her unjustly and violated the law, and the employer reasonably believes that… Continue Reading

Top Reasons to Mediate Employment Disputes

Posted in Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Employment Contracts and Agreements, FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Harassment, Reductions in Force, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination, Trade Secrets and Competition, Wage & Hour

As an employment attorney and mediator, I believe mediation is a good alternative to protracted employment litigation.  Below are the top reasons why. 1. Mediation is a Voluntary Process. Unlike litigation in which federal and state laws and court rules mandate the process (and often the outcome), mediation is a voluntary process. Thus, the parties… Continue Reading

The Life Span of the Employment Relationship: Hiring, Disciplining and Firing

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, Labor Law, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

Summary of Program The Labor and Employment Group at Weintraub Tobin is pleased to offer this informative seminar that will discuss recent cases to help business owners, human resource professionals, and managers avoid liability and effectively hire employees as well as carry out disciplines and terminations. This seminar will cover: • Lawful and effective job… Continue Reading

AVOID THESE THREE INVESTIGATION TRAPS!

Posted in Employee Privacy Rights, Labor Law, Wage & Hour

By:  Vida L. Thomas Conducting workplace investigations is not easy.  The process is filled with land mines that can trip up even the most experienced investigator.  Although there are many mistakes I’ve seen investigators make, these are the three most common. Trap #1: Failing To Define The Investigation’s Scope Before You Begin. Investigations are tricky… Continue Reading

Upcoming Seminar: “It Was Colonel Mustard in the Library” – Workplace Investigations

Posted in Employee Privacy Rights, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Workplace Investigations Unit (Beth West, Vida Thomas and Meagan Bainbridge) as they discuss the fundamentals of an effective workplace investigation. Program Highlights The duty to investigate Determining who will do the investigation Recognizing your own biases Tips for conducting the investigation Preparation Conducting and documenting witness… Continue Reading

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE – SEAC Seminar – The What and Who: The FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA, PDL, and Labor Code – Oh My!

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, Wage & Hour

Following the Yellow Brick Road of Employee Leave Rights and Accommodations.  SEAC invites you to spend the morning with attorneys and leave and accommodation experts Lizbeth (“Beth”) West and Charles (“Chuck”) Post from Weintraub Tobin as they discuss the ins and outs of this difficult area of employment law. Date:         Wednesday, August 20,… Continue Reading

SEAC Seminar – The What and Who: The FMLA/CFRA, ADA/FEHA, PDL, and Labor Code – Oh My!

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Following the Yellow Brick Road of Employee Leave Rights and Accommodations.  SEAC invites you to spend the morning with attorneys and leave and accommodation experts Lizbeth (“Beth”) West and Charles (“Chuck”) Post from Weintraub Tobin as they discuss the ins and outs of this difficult area of employment law. Date:         Wednesday, August… Continue Reading

WEBINAR – How To Become Nancy Drew: Conducting An Effective Workplace Investigation

Posted in Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Harassment, Labor Law, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination

Summary of Program Join Weintraub Tobin employment attorney, Beth West, as she discusses the fundamentals of an effective workplace investigation. Program Highlights The duty to investigate Determining who will do the investigation Tips for conducting the investigation Preparation Witness Interviews Documentation The consequences for a poorly planned or incomplete investigation The consequences for failing to… Continue Reading

Upcoming CEAC Seminar: The Importance of Conducting an HR Audit Before You Get Audited

Posted in Labor Law, Wage & Hour

Join Weintraub Tobin’s attorney Beth West who will be speaking at the South Placer EAC’s seminar on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The Topic: The Importance of Conducting an HR Audit Before You Get Audited Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Roseville Connections/EDD 115 Ascot Drive, Suite 180 Roseville, CA 95661 For additional information and… Continue Reading

Lizbeth West Co-authors “California Leave Law: A Practical Guide for Employers”

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence

Co-authored by Lizbeth West, Published by LexisNexis Book Highlights: How to navigate the complex issues surrounding family leave, military leave, worker’s compensation and personal time. Insightful analysis of the key employment features to keep in mind when dealing with leave law in California. Determinative considerations in accounting for the many different California and federal rules… Continue Reading

Upcoming Speaking Engagement – Healthcare Reform, The Law & Wellness: It’s Still Crunch Time

Posted in Labor Law

Labor & Employment attorney Beth West will speak at this SACTO workshop, which will equip you with the resources, tools, and knowledge you need to get your business ready for a healthier, more productive, and compliant workplace. Learn more about the recent changes and new timeline for Healthcare Reform as well as successful wellness programs… Continue Reading