Many workers in California and across the United States have legal protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. This federal legislation, which was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton, was crafted to give certain workers the right to job-protected, unpaid leave, should a qualifying emergency situation arise. In this post, our experienced San Jose employment law attorneys explain some of the key points that covered Bay Area employers need to know about this law.
With the ringing in of the New Year, numerous legislative provisions go into effect that may affect the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in California. The following are only some examples of important labor laws of which employers should be aware as we go into 2016.
While the inner workings of your company's human resources staff may seem a mystery even to management, in fact, a properly-functioning HR department serves an essential role in any well-run organization. As federal and California employment law grows increasingly complex, effective HR managers can help keep your business out of legal hot water with the variety of federal and state organizations that oversee the workplace. So what does human resources do? Its functions can roughly be broken down into three categories: human, administrative and strategic.