Employment Law Consultant(02-20-2020)

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Good Thursday morning.

  BAD BOSS:  If you are responsible for the management or operation of a business this article from Forbes shows you how much damage a “bad boss” can inflict upon your organization “Bad Bosses Are Driving Away Their Best Employees” Comments?

LEAVES: California employers: Confused about leaves of absence, from Ogletree Deakins  a podcast “Leaves of Absence in California: Know the Differences” Comments?

CORONAVIRUS: Coronavirus, from the CDC, “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), February 2020” Comments?

ADA v. FEHA: A heads up for California employers regarding the interplay between the ADA and FEHA. From JD Supra and Parker Poe, “Ninth Circuit Finds Obesity a Protected Disability Under State Law” Comments?

NEW HOME: Are you thinking of buying a new home or know someone is ? If yes, then his article from Marketplace may be of interest, “As home prices rise in big cities, holding out hope of buying”  Comments?

UNDERSTAND?: Wonder what did he/she really said? From Fast Company (Compass), “How to figure out what someone is really saying, according to science” Comments?

BUDGET: An article from CNBC which confirms what many of us experience towards the end of each month, “Nearly 1 in 3 American workers run out of money before payday—even those earning over $100,000” Comments?

CASH OR CREDIT?: Doing business in California? If so, you may want to follow the progress of Senate Bill 926. See the discussion in Politico, “California stores would have to take cash under new bill” Comments?

WAGE AND HOUR: Wage and hour case, with significant potential impact on California businesses, is pending review by the California Supreme Court. From Ogletree Deakins, “California Supreme Court to Review Meal and Rest Period Premium Calculation Case” Comments?

TELEVET: Dogs, cats…pets..health emergencies. Telehealth solutions are on the way…from Today’s Veterinary Practice (TVP) , “Veterinary Telehealth: What Is It, Where Are We, and What’s Next?” Comments?

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