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Can employers ban natural racial hairstyles?
It may be an unusual thing to consider for some; the idea of facing employee discrimination simply because of your hairstyle is something most people would not believe possible until it happens to them or someone they know. But the truth is, is
6 signs you may be suffering workplace discrimination
Have you ever been in a situation at work where you felt like you were unfairly treated due to factors outside of your control? Most notably, comments or actions because of your race, age, skin color, gender, disability or national origin. If this
Can I avoid a sexual harassment claim at my company?
As sexual harassment cases seemingly become more frequent, business owners have a reason to be worried. Sexual harassment cases can be bad for employee morale and for business. For business owners who are concerned someone on their management staff could exhibit behavior that
How do you know if you have a right to overtime pay?
You work hard. You stay until you finish the job, not when the clock tells you to go. Your supervisor appreciates your hard work and tells you that you’re a team player. So why aren’t those extra hours showing up on your paycheck?
How can a severance agreement protect your business?
If the time has come to let an employee go, it is likely a task you are not relishing. Terminating an employee is one of the most difficult and potentially emotional parts of your job, and it may never get easier as time
What’s so great about mediation?
Most businesses, whether here in California or elsewhere, end up in disputes with other businesses or individuals. They could be vendors, customers or employees. Resolving those disputes doesn’t always happen over lunch or a friendly phone call. The first step is often an
Will mediation work for your conflict?
The conflict you are facing with an insurance company, in your business or among your family members is consuming your energy. The longer you and the other party struggle, the more firmly you become entrenched in your own side of the issue. You
Could mediation be an option for you?
Like other California residents, you may find yourself embroiled in a dispute with another party. Perhaps you attempted to resolve the situation without involving the courts, but those efforts got you nowhere. Now, you are facing the possibility of filing a lawsuit. If
Not happy with your inheritance? Is it worth contesting?
Having siblings has its good points and bad. If you were fortunate to get along with your brothers and sisters, you may have friendships with them as adults that you cherish above all others. However, if tension or rivalry existed among you growing
Mediation may offer benefits for dealing with employment disputes
Business needs are a common aspect of owning and running a company. In many cases, those needs also coincide with keeping employees happy. Unfortunately, problems can arise within a business and its operations that make it difficult for you and your employees to