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Why Did CBS Take 6 Weeks to Oust Moonves?

The CBS board of directors finally did the right thing. Whether it was for the right reasons remains unclear. The board ousted Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS, following allegations of sexual misconduct from six women. The accusations against Moonves were...

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Trade Secrets: What Employees Should Know

Trade secrets can be any number of things. If information is something a competitor would value, it might be a trade secret. A trade secret gives the owner a competitive advantage. Coca Cola’s formula is obviously a trade secret, but so are many other things: business...

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Jones Day is Latest Law Firm Sued for Gender Bias

Former partner Wendy Moore sued law firm Jones Day this week for gender discrimination. Moore's lawsuit alleges that she was fired for complaining about the law firm’s gender bias and for criticizing the company’s “black box” compensation system, which prevents anyone...

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New California Laws for 2018, Part 3

Last in a series on the new California laws affecting employers. In this piece we’ll cover minimum wage increases, immigration enforcement and labor law enforcement. Minimum wage increases On January 1, the California state minimum wage went up to $11 per hour for...

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New California Laws for 2018, Part 2

This is the second of three parts describing new California laws governing employment. This blog will cover the ban on salary history, the New Parent Leave Act and an increase in state-provided benefits. Don’t ask about prior salary In a bid to close the gender pay...

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New California Laws, Part 1

A number of new laws affecting employers and the workplace took effect on January 1, 2018. We’ll explain them in a trio of upcoming blogs, along with best practices to comply. The first New California law we'll address is AB 1008, the California Fair Chance Act. AB...

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Avoid Office Party Pitfalls, Part 2

Second of a two-part series. This one focuses on employee pitfalls and acceptable behavior. Office holiday parties are meant to be fun. But it is still a business event, and there’s a certain etiquette required. Fail to keep that in mind, and you risk tarnishing your...

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