A Mediation Scuttled by Emotions             Recently, I participated in a mediation with a highly-regarded and experienced mediator who was frustrated that the “claimant” remained “offended” from the opening gambit through the end of the wasted day.        Apparently, the claimant and its counsel thought it was OK for them to demand 100 cents on the […]

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The California State Legislature and various State agencies continue to expand employer responsibilities and duties.  In case you missed it, effective April 1, 2016, (and pursuant to new regulations promulgated by the Fair Employment and Housing Council) all California employers with five or more employees must create detailed written policies for preventing harassment, discrimination, and […]

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My company is growing but I am unable to find qualified workers to keep up with business demands. Are foreign workers an option? Yes, albeit a qualified yes, given the strict requirements imposed by Congress. Immigration law allows employers in various industries to bring in foreign workers to support their business needs when the employers […]

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