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No One Wants to Make Costly Hiring Mistakes

As an employer or someone who handles HR in California, do you know the risks of rescinding a job offer? What are you entitled to learn about a prospective employee’s background? Recruiting and hiring employees certainly isn’t easy. When handled incorrectly, you can find yourself with a discrimination claim or jeopardize the at-will employment relationship. […]

Apr 23 2014 - Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »

Diabetic Worker Fired for “Grazing” on a Bag of Chips

A long-term employee of Walgreens was fired because the company claimed she violated its “anti-grazing” policy when she grabbed a bag of potato chips from the store and ate some of them to stabilize her low-blood sugar. According to the allegations, Josephina Hernandez worked for Walgreens for 18 years. Walgreens knew Hernandez was diabetic, and […]

Apr 22 2014 - Disabilities, Discrimination, Termination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

EEOC Cracks Down on Pregnancy Discrimination

Recent actions from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) show that the agency is serious about its commitment to address pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Within the past 30 days alone, the EEOC announced that it reached settlements in four pregnancy discrimination lawsuits and that it filed a new pregnancy discrimination claim against an employer. […]

Apr 21 2014 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Recruiters Take Note: Best Jobs of 2014

Are you recruiting for open positions? Want to see how the position you’re recruiting for stacks up against the competition? CareerCast just released its 2014 Jobs Rated report, which lists the best (and worst) jobs of 2014. CareerCast, a job-search portal created by Adicio, Inc., said the report was created after reviewing a wide range […]

Apr 16 2014 - Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »

Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation; Company Hit with Fines

California’s Labor Commissioner Julie Su recently fined a maid service company $394,944 in unpaid wages and premiums to be paid back to affected workers, plus civil penalties. After a lengthy investigation, the Labor Commissioner determined that 18 employees were not paid for all hours of work and were not provided meal or rest periods. The […]

Apr 15 2014 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »