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September 2015 Archives

What to expect with your employee handbook

Depending on where you are in life, getting a new job may be a monumental achievement, or simply the next gig that pays the bills. Regardless, there is likely a learning curve that will be experienced involving specific processes and being ingrained in the company’s culture. Part of the introduction will likely involve learning about the employee handbook. While it is natural to gloss over this part of employee orientation, it is helpful to know what a handbook may include.

Should you work 'off the clock' if your employer asks?

In the Southern California marketplace, working overtime is almost as common as a sunny day. People work overtime all the time. While this may be a good thing for an employee’s paycheck, there are many who work more than are expected without being properly paid. Even worse, they may not complain about not being compensated out of fear of being fired.

What employees should do after prevailing against an employer

Depending on who you root for, the kickoff game of the 2015 NFL season had more drama after the game than a WWE championship match. The drama of whether the New England Patriots had anything to do with interrupting communications between the Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff is enough to keep fans questioning the reigning champs until the next Super Bowl.

Employees who depend on marijuana may not be protected

As an employee who depends on medicinal marijuana to deal with chronic pain or other physical maladies, you may believe that your employer may be prohibited from terminating you based on your use alone, or because of a positive drug test. While being fired because of this may seem unfair, the law may not be in your favor.

The importance of termination letters of employees

Being fired from a job can be emotionally traumatizing. After all, someone deciding that you are not important enough to work in a particular job, or that your skills are not worthy of being employed can be emotionally devastating. However, a firing could be just the culmination of a personality conflict; and in some circumstances, it could be liberating.

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