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Best practices when dismissing an employee
When you hire someone, you invest in their role in the company. Sometimes, however, you have to let go of an employee who fails to meet expectations. Protect your legal interests by following California laws and best practices when terminating a worker at your company.
How can employers create a more inclusive workplace?
Employers have a lot of tasks and responsibilities in front of them. One major consider is the level of inclusivity of your workplace. This goes beyond just legal considerations regarding harassment and discrimination. While it is crucial you establish a workplace free of
Accommodations owed to new mothers in your office
As an employer in California, you no doubt want to provide whatever elements will help contribute to a productive working environment. That desire is often counterbalanced, however, by the understanding that you can only give to a certain extent when it comes to
What are the two types of diversity?
Are you meeting your obligations to promote diversity in the workplace? It can be difficult to know if you do not have a clear idea of what workplace diversity looks like. Essentially, your workplace should reflect the larger world in which your company
How can mediation create a positive public image?
If you run a business and you have a conflict with a worker over their employment status, you might feel anxious over what will happen next. You have spent a lot of time and effort building a good reputation for your business. You
How can employers deploy effective diversity and inclusion efforts?
Virtually everyone who owns or operates a business is familiar with the concept of diversity and inclusion. While the catchphrase is becoming increasingly common among colleagues, not everyone knows exactly what this entails. The greater difficulty comes in a lack of understanding about
3 ways workplace mediation may beat discipline
You rely on your employees to meet customer demands. Eventually, though, members of your staff may butt heads. After all, as many as 85% of U.S. workers report experiencing conflict at their places of employment. While it is sometimes necessary to resolve conflict
What does inclusion in the workplace look like?
According to BuiltIn, diversity and inclusion are separate concepts that rely on each other to succeed. On the one hand, diversity refers to the characteristics and traits that make a person unique, such as his or her race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
The current legal status of mandatory arbitration
Many employers include mandatory arbitration clauses in their employment agreements. These clauses basically say that an employee will first go through arbitration for any employment disputes before he or she files a lawsuit with the court. In California, there has been a recent
Are hiring quotas a good way to achieve your diversity goals?
If the company for which you work is like most companies today, it wants to increase the diversity of its workforce. While setting hiring quotas for particular kinds of workers, such as those of certain races and ethnicities or those with disabilities, may