Topic: whistleblower

New Year Brings New California Employment Laws

California employers and HR managers take note: the winds of change are blowing in your state, and they’re headed right for your employment practices… On January 1, 2013, a broad range of new and revised labor regulations go into effect. Here’s a look at nine of them: 1. Written contracts for employees on commission: “Beginning… Read more »

Breastfeeding, Social Media, Wages, Human Trafficking: California Employers Face Mountain of New Labor Laws

On September 30, 2012, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of new employment laws and amendments to existing statutes, most of which go into effect on January 1. Here are some of the highlights: On social media privacy: “Assembly Bill No. 1844 prohibits an employer from ‘requiring or requesting an employee or applicant for… Read more »

Do Small Businesses Have to Worry About Bribery?

Do small- and medium-sized businesses have to stay vigilant about bribery from within their ranks? Absolutely, writes Jonathan Kok at Warner Norcross & Judd: “The federal government has enacted laws that make it a crime for businesses operating in the United States to bribe foreign officials in an attempt to obtain favors or favorable treatment.… Read more »