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Can I offer an alternative workweek to my employees?

In recent years, there has been discussion about whether the five-day, 40-hour workweek is still relevant to modern life. Some companies have taken it upon themselves to adjust working hours to better balance the business and personal aspects of their employees’ weeks. 

Big Blue faces age discrimination class action suit

IBM was a leading technology company in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Not only did it create innovative products, it was at the leading edge of promoting women, providing desirable benefits and generally treated the employees well. It became a major employer in the U.S. with 250,000 employees at one point.

Can employers require employees to give notice?

Businesses face a wide range of challenges, but few are more complicated on a professional and interpersonal level than handling the departure of an employee. Like many states, California is an employment at will state, which means that the employee can leave at any time for any lawful reason, with or without notice.

Ten common employer missteps involving employment laws

Most employers would never intentionally try to violate the state and federal employment laws, but it could be a case of not being clear on the rules. Some reasons may even be in the spirit of helping the employee or making your job easier, while others involve poor business planning or choices. Here are 10 mistakes that the California Chamber of Commerce es.

Protecting your company with a severance agreement

One of the most unpleasant roles you have as a business owner or employer is terminating a worker. This may come about because of budget constraints, poor performance or other reasons, and it may be a shock to the employee. It may also stir up feelings of anger or vengeance in an employee who may be tempted to strike back at your company.

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