Labor and Employment Law: What to Expect in 2012

1. Limitations on Employee Credit Checks. California employers have long enjoyed the right to conduct background checks that involved reviewing applicant credit reports prior to extending employment offers. This practice, as of January 1, 2012, will no longer be the case — without very specific conditions. This is because new law has been enacted to […]

Bullying And Harassment In The Place of work

Bullying and harassment are both equally unacceptable and immoral types of unwelcome, offensive, destructive behaviour against an particular person, or in some cases a group of persons. They can lead to extreme anxiety and stress to the man or woman currently being bullied or harassed and can have a detrimental impact on them and their […]

Employment Practices Liability Insurance – A Quick Study Guide for Employers

Employment Practices Liability (“EPL”) insurance provides protection arising from legal liability exposures created by myriad federal and state statutes, faced by every business, organization and profession – large or small. They include: the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, The Age Discrimination in Employment Acts (“ADEA”) of 1967 and 1985, the Americans with Disability […]