The Toxicity of Office Politics to High Potential Employees

Predicting and identifying top leadership traits is a focus of academics and HR professionals alike.  But most businesses are poor evaluators of human potential. Despite the fact that science has given us robust tools to identify, measure, and evaluate indicators, organizations often make employee evaluation mistakes.  In fact, according to a recent Wharton School of Business […]

Governor Signs SB 396 to Protect Transgender Employees and Combat Discrimination

According to a 2016 study by the Williams Institute at UCLA, there are over 220,000 transgender adults in California.  California has just taken a major step towards protecting their employment rights. On October 15, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 396.  Known as the “Transgender Work Opportunity Act,” SB 396 makes California the first […]

Governor Signs AB 450 Prohibiting Employers’ Cooperation with Federal Immigration Officials

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 450 — and, in the process, put California employers squarely in the middle of the federal immigration debate. Known as the “Immigrant Worker Protection Act,” AB 450 was part of a package of bills signed by the Governor declaring California a “Sanctuary State.”  Among […]

Harvard Business Review: Employer Vacation Policies Are “Broken”

According to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, employer vacation policies are “broken” and “don’t work.” Analysis of Typical Employer Vacation Policies The typical employer policy allows an employee who has accrued paid time off to submit a request for vacation.  That employee then has to “cram extra work into the week(s) before […]

California Employers Must Now Give Notice to All New Hires of Their Domestic Violence Rights

On July 1, 2017 a new California law went into effect that adds yet another notice that California employers must give to new employees at the time of hire. Existing California Law For several years now, California Labor Code § 230 has prohibited California employers from discharging, or in any manner discriminating or retaliating against, an employee […]