On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 168, prohibiting California employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories. This new law thrusts California yet again into the forefront of jurisdictions tackling pay equity through local legislation. Although the new law does not specifically reference pay equity, the law’s authors justified the change as […]
Forged in 1995, AleSmith Brewing Co. has been recognized by consumers and critics alike as one of the world’s foremost craft brewers and emblematic of the San Diego craft beer community. Under the leadership of husband and wife team Peter and Vicky Zien, both home brewers who purchased the company in 2002, and with […]
By Catherine Mattice Zundel, Civility Partners Developing an employee suggestion program can have a positive impact on employee morale, overall corporate culture and an organization’s bottom line. Organizations can create positive changes that come straight from their employees, naturally increasing engagement and performance. Not to mention, your employees are in the trenches so they probably […]
Navigating employee leave issues can be a daunting feat for in-house counsel and human resources departments. One challenging and oft-overlooked situation rife with the potential for legal issues involves contact between employers and employees who are out on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Below are four common questions and answers regarding […]
Congratulations to Chris Bryant, President and CEO of SDEA, being honored among some of San Diego’s most accomplished leaders at San Diego Magazine’s Celebrating Women Awards, taking place tonight, September 26th, at the Westgate Hotel. To view the complete list of nominees, click here. Congratulations Chris!
It’s one of those days. An envelope containing a charge from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) arrives on your desk. The charging party is a recently departed employee, and it’s the company’s first notice of the complaint. The former employee checked the harassment box (but no others), alleging that she had been sexually […]