October 2016

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New Regulations Implemented for Constructing Employment Policies Against Harassment and Discrimination

Posted on October 25, 2016

As of April 1, 2016, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council has implemented new regulations for constructing employment policies against harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  Any employer with five or more employees is required by law to have a written policy against harassment and discrimination in the workplace, and there are certain requirements that these new policies must meet. An employer’s policy must list all of the protected parties that … Read More

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How Much Break Time Does My Employer Have to Give Me?

Posted on October 13, 2016

I recently asked my 6 year-old niece what was her favorite subject in school and she replied:  “Recess.”  Certainly, that is true for most 6 year-olds.  The same likely is the case for working adults. Research shows that taking breaks during work is important for mental health and concentration, and that taking breaks actually prevents employees from getting bored, and thus unfocused.  Taking breaks also gives employees an opportunity to retain information and to take a … Read More

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