If My Employee Criticized My Business On Social Media, Can I Fire Her?

It’s a common reaction. An employee bad-mouths you and your business on Facebook. So you fire her. Before the time of social media (and the internet), I was in college. I also worked a job after school where I had a boss who was a strange, quirky person. I did a...

Disgruntled Workforce Means Problems

If you have a morale problem with your workforce, you better do something about it… fast. When you have a disgruntled worker, it always leads to problems. As a business owner, here are the problems I see when a person turns bad apple: They “poison the...

California Prepares Its Workforce for Zombie Apocalypse

The California Legislature must watch too much of The Walking Dead. They are really worried about disease. In the first part of July 2015, they passed two bills aimed at controlling Californians’ health. There was a bill limiting parents’ ability to...

Background checks and skill tests for new hires

I have had my fair share of bad hires over the years; let me tell you. It has cost my law firm well into the six figures in wasted payrolls, management problems, lost opportunities, correction of problems, etc.  I do not spend a lot of time dwelling on it because I do...

Does It Matter If I Have An Employee Handbook?

It shouldn’t surprise you that an employment lawyer will advise you to have an employee handbook. But it may surprise you is that I would rather you have no handbook than one you write yourself. Why would I say that? Well, a handbook is an important legal...
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