Archive for the ‘Termination’ Category

The CalWARN Act guidance provides additional clarification on the requirements employers must satisfy in order to qualify for the 60 days’ notice requirement suspension.

Guidance on Temporary CalWARN Suspension for COVID-19

As previously reported, on March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order temporarily suspending the notice requirements of California’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (CalWARN Act), provided employers meet certain conditions specified in the order. Newsom’s order also directed the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency to issue guidance on how […]

30 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Termination - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Employers are facing difficult decisions during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Furloughs Versus Layoffs: Is There a Difference in California?

Many Californian businesses are facing difficult choices during this COVID-19 pandemic (also known as the coronavirus pandemic). Confronting losses in revenue and uncertainty in the future, businesses are evaluating their options for preserving their companies while maintaining their workforce. CalChamber members are asking, “What is the difference between furloughing and laying off employees?” Essentially, a […]

23 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Termination - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

Concerned employers are welcoming the Governor’s recent executive order

California WARN Act Suspended For COVID-19 Emergency

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an Executive Order suspending the bulk of the California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) for the duration of the current COVID-19 emergency, subject to certain conditions — an action that concerned employers are welcoming. The COVID-19 emergency is wreaking havoc on many employers’ operations. In the state’s effort […]

18 Mar 20 - COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Termination - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

March 19 Webinar Tackles Tough Decisions

Performance issues. Misconduct. Excessively absent or late to work. Reasons for disciplining and terminating employees run the gamut — but blindsiding employees by firing them can create serious issues for employers given California’s strong legal protections for employees. Believe it or not, specific statutes limit your right to simply terminate a problem employee. And when […]

9 Mar 20 - Discipline, Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Reference Checks: What Can I Say About a Former Employee?

Is an employer prohibited from providing a reason for separation when verifying past employment? No — an employer can provide reasons for separation/termination, but many employers are uncomfortable doing so due to concerns about a lawsuit from a former employee for defamation. Truth is an absolute defense to any claim for defamation but defending such […]

14 Nov 19 - Termination - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »