It stands to reason that employers may not want employees recording conversations in the workplace. Recording conversations could discourage the free flow of open ideas. The recordings could also contain confidential or sensitive information that the employer does not want floating around the digital universe. In some states, recording workplace conversations may even be illegal… Continue Reading
Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2013 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employers in 2014. Program Highlights New Federal and State Legislation and Regulatory Requirements Updates in the World of Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Law… Continue Reading
The San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has now prohibited the widely used criminal history check box for employment applications. Unless the Mayor vetoes it, the “ban the box” ordinance will become law no later than Thursday, February 13, 2014. In addition to banning the box, the new San Francisco legislation imposes a host of additional… Continue Reading
2013 – A Year in Review 2014 – An Interesting Year Ahead Summary of Program Join the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Labor and Employment Group as they discuss important legal developments from 2013 and review the complexities of a number of new laws facing employersin 2014. Sacramento Date: January 16, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. –… Continue Reading
Hot off the print press – Weintraub Tobin’s 2014 Labor and Employment Training and Seminar Schedule is now available. Click here for a copy of the schedule. Our Employment Law Update is scheduled for January 16, 2014 (Sacramento) and January 23, 2014 (San Francisco). Seating is limited so register early to reserve your spot. Please contact… Continue Reading
Summary of Program Employees use networking sites to communicate with one another (as well as current and potential customers). They post their daily thoughts and activities, uploading photos and, occasionally, adversely impact their employers’ business. What can an employer do to protect itself without intruding on employee rights? Program Highlights Employer’s use of employee’s social… Continue Reading
By: Lizbeth V. West, Esq. On June 10, 2013, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a new city ordinance called the “Job Assistance Bill.” The new ordinance applies to employers of all sizes, including temporary and staffing agencies.
By: Chuck Post and Lizbeth West The EEOC issued its “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq.” on April 25, 2012. (“EEOC Enforcement Guidance No. 915.002”.)
By: Lizbeth V. West, Esq. On August 30, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) adopted a rule that would require certain employers, including non-union employers to post a notice to employees explaining their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). The implementation date was originally set for November 14, 2011. However, due to a number… Continue Reading
By: Lizbeth (“Beth”) West, Esq. Governor Brown signed a significant number of bills into law during the 2011/12 legislative term, many of which will have a direct impact on almost every California employer, regardless of size. Many laws impose new obligations on employers and prevent employers from engaging in what they may otherwise thought was previously… Continue Reading
By: Brendan J. Begley Making California the seventh state in the country to enact such a law, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 22 on October 9, 2011. As reported here in a post dated August 18, 2011, this law bars most employers (except certain financial institutions) from using pre-employment credit checks in the hiring… Continue Reading
By: Chuck Post Over the last year, Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin has tripled the size of its employment law department. In addition to enhancing the services we can provide to our clients, this growth has allowed us to continue presenting our quality seminars and maintaining our Labor and Employment Law Blog. Our results… Continue Reading
Beth West, Board Chair of the Sacramento Employer’s Advisory Council, invites you to attend the SEAC’s all-day seminar, “From Twitter to Facebook: Avoiding The Risks of Today’s High-Tech Workplace,” at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza on October 24th, 2011.
Big news! Weintraub’s L&E Law Blog is one of the nominated candidates for the LexisNexis Top 25 Labor and Employment Law Blogs of 2011. We need your help! Click here, log onto the Labor and Employment Law Community and then leave a comment at the bottom of the page saying “I vote for The Labor &… Continue Reading
With the TV networks cancelling daytime Soap Operas left and right, it seems up to the NLRB to provide us with our daily dose of drama. As has been previously reported here and in countless other articles, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been closely scrutinizing employers’ decisions to terminate employees for posts on Facebook. Until… Continue Reading
In a decision that has already stirred substantial controversy, the California Court of Appeal recently held that an employee’s communications to her attorney are not privileged because they took place on her employer’s email system. Privileged communications cannot be discovered or used as evidence in a lawsuit.
The National Labor Relations Board recently created significant uncertainty about the permissible scope of an employer’s social media policy. The Board issued a complaint against an employer who fired an employee for posting negative comments about her supervisor on her Facebook page.