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June 2016 Archives

Employers cannot discriminate on the basis of pregnancy

Learning you are going to have a baby is a very emotional experience. Typically, there is a sense of profound joy and expectation. But there can also be worries. After all, you want your baby to come into the world healthy and you want to be prepared to take on the responsibilities of motherhood.

What steps can employers take to prevent sexual harassment?

One of the most important aspects of any job is the environment that is created and nurtured by an employer. Most people work hard, and many jobs come with a myriad of stresses. One form of stress that is simply not tolerable is that which is created by sexual harassment. Having to deal with unwanted advances or intimidating acts can make coming into work almost unbearable.

Millions more salaried employees soon eligible for overtime

San Francisco's booming economy owes a lot to the tech industry. The tech industry can be very competitive, and employees often have to put in long hours to get their jobs done. While workers who receive an hourly wage are typically eligible for overtime pay once they work a certain number of hours in a week, the same cannot be said for all salaried employees. The number of salaried employees who must be paid for overtime is about to increase thanks to new federal regulations.