New California Law Bans Secret Sex Harassment Settlements

Spurred by the #MeToo movement, the law, which affects public and private employers, could dramatically affect how and when companies settle such lawsuits. […]

Whistleblowers Are Sometimes Unlikeable People. But Don't Ignore Their Claims

There are a variety of reasons why people can have negative attitudes toward whistleblowers. But don't let that annoyance eclipse their potentially important message. […]

Employers Battle Labor Over Whether "Dynamex" Should Become State Law

How to classify employees and independent contractors moves from the state Supreme Court to the legislature in a debate over whether to codify the decision as law. […]

When Is it Safe to Discuss Departing Employees?

The ubiquitous "left to spend time with their family" or "pursue other opportunities" doesn't always fly in the #MeToo era. But what can or should companies say about departing employees? […]

Don't Cut Corners When Hiring Seasonal Workers

State labor laws apply to seasonal workers. Don't let the pressures of a low unemployment rate tempt you to disregard them. […]