Threatening Discipline for False Complaints

Employers sometimes wonder what recourse they have against a current employee who’s filed a false claim of discrimination against the company. The answer tends to be very little. This isn’t because the law favors false discrimination claims, but because it’s very hard to prove malicious intent, government agencies are seldom moved by a company’s protestations […]

New Sick Leave Laws Create Challenges for Many Employers

On August 30, the California legislature passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act, which requires most employers in the state to provide a minimum of three paid sick days to covered employees. Governor Scott Brown has publicly endorsed the bill and is expected to sign it. California joins Connecticut as the second state to mandate […]