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  • By: Scott Shibayama, Esq. And Jimmy Hu
  • Published: March 15, 2016

Imagine this scenario: One of your employees receives an expensive ring for her 25th wedding anniversary. She wears the ring to work every day. On an otherwise normal Monday, the ring goes missing. The employee suspects a coworker and files a police report. On at least two occasions, officers show up to investigate and question you and your employees. Naturally, you worry about customers seeing police on site. You also worry about workplace disruption and employee morale. You decide to terminate the employee who filed…Read More

  • By: Scott Shibayama, Esq.
  • Published: January 6, 2014

Federal immigration law makes it unlawful for employers (including those in California) to hire and retain workers who are not permitted to work in the United States (including within the state of California). California law under AB 263 makes it unlawful for California employers (all of whom must comply with federal immigration law) to engage in “unfair immigration-related practices.”  “Unfair immigration-related practices are “defined” as: Requesting more or different documents than are required under Section 1324a(b) of Title 8 of the United States Code, or…Read More

  • By: Scott Shibayama, Esq.
  • Published: November 13, 2012

Discrimination Claims With A Spin…And Then Some To make sure California management and business owners “get it,” federal and state laws create variations on the theme of unlawful discrimination. Not only is it unlawful for business to take adverse action against an employee because of a protected class, it is unlawful for management to take action against an employee for “exercising” their rights either as a member of a protected class or because the law otherwise grants the employee a certain right. These types of…Read More

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