As if that title didn’t give it away, I’m kind of a sci-fi nerd. I don’t speak Klingon and I’ve never watched a single episode of Dr. Who; but my current reading list includes a revisit of Foundation, I have a Starship Enterprise pizza cutter, and I lose more
Articles Discussing General Human Resources Issues.
It used to be that employers had the luxury of waiting until January 1 to be vigilant for new employment laws and compliant challenges. For the past several years, we have reported on employment and labor laws taking effect mid-year. The trend is increasing, with states and cities passing a
In this episode, Jen addresses the negative effects of bullying at work, and how to distinguish bullying from EEO-related concerns.
Investment, private equity, and real estate fund managers should consider becoming familiar with the complex final regulations on the preferential tax treatment of “carried interest” under Section 1061 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) that are generally effective for taxable years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022.
In this episode, Jen talks about the California Legislature’s 4-day workweek proposal, and the practical impact if it becomes law.
In this episode, Jen discusses the current status of employment arbitration agreements, and the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, which could pave the way to include PAGA waivers in California agreements.
In an email sent to the workers of his notable SpaceX and Tesla companies, Elon Musk ordered all employees to physically return to the office or else be terminated. With a promise to personally review any cases for appeal, Musk has officially mandated one of the strictest remote work
To account for the high price of gasoline, the Internal Revenue Service is increasing the mileage reimbursement rate for business travel from $.585 to $.625 per mile.
On June 9, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service issued Announcement 2022-13, increasing the optional standard mileage rate for the final six months of 2022 from 58.5 cents per mile to 62.5 cents per mile. The new rate will be effective for traveling beginning on July 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. The old rate
Employers are under the microscope from internal and external stakeholders to weigh in on myriad social issues and current events. To publish, or not to publish in each instance? That is the question. In this brief “podcast-ette,” Alyesha Asghar Dotson highlights the self-assessment that an employer ought to engage
In this episode, Jen discusses how to conduct effective performance reviews and common employer mistakes in this important area.
Following Elon Musk’s announcement to buy Twitter for $44 billion, two executives of the company were let go. According to an article published on ABC News, two high-level executives were unexpectedly fired from the social media company in a memo from Twitter’s CEO, Parag Agrawal. Kayvon Bekpour, who led the
On May 20, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission’s Team CTO and the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection published a blog post entitled, “Security Beyond Prevention: The Importance of Effective Breach Disclosures.” In the post, the FTC takes the position that in some cases there may be a de facto
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