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California’s Anti-Bullying Statute – What is the Effect of Non-Compliance?

May 27 2015, 4:35 pm

https://cmcplegalnews.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/californias-anti-bullying-statute-what-is-the-effect-of-non-compliance/ Bruce’s Summary: With the new “anti-bullying” law having gone into effect the first of the year, what does it mean from a layman’s terms? Simply in my view the law requires employers now to provide specific training and education for their supervisors regarding abusive conduct (bullying). The law it appears was passed in the […]

Whistle While You Work: SEC Announces First Retaliation Whistleblower Award

May 22 2015, 6:27 pm

Whistle While You Work: SEC Announces First Retaliation Whistleblower Award   Written by Mike Delikat, Michael Disotell, Kathryn Mantoan On June 16, 2014, the SEC issued its first-ever charge of whistleblower retaliation under section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act, charging a hedge fund advisor and its owner with “engaging in prohibited principal transactions and then […]

Is This New Harassment Decision The End Of The World For Employers?

May 19 2015, 10:12 pm

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/is-this-new-harassment-decision-the-end-72677/ Bruce’s Summary:  Interesting court decision from the Fourth Circuit – Now more than ever, employers must take all complaints of inappropriate behavior in the workplace seriously.  Proper HR training and expanding management training to those employees perceived as “quasi-supervisors” is primary.  But if a complaint is made, an investigation that is compliant with HR regulatory […]

California Court Allows Employee to Disaffirm Arbitration Agreement Due to Age

May 13 2015, 8:30 pm

California Court Allows Employee to Disaffirm Arbitration Agreement Due to Age | Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP – JDSupra We thought we’d heard everything! This is a new one, that’s for sure. It’s no secret that employees try to wiggle out of arbitration agreements all of the time. There are the usual digs: the agreement was […]