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Workplace Wake-Up with Jen Shaw

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Join us every Wednesday as we discuss recent developments in Employment Law.

Join us every Wednesday as we discuss recent developments in Employment Law.

Location:

United States

Description:

Join us every Wednesday as we discuss recent developments in Employment Law.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Interaction Between Workers’ Compensation and Employment Laws

6/29/2022
In this episode, Jen discusses common misperceptions about workers’ compensation and employment laws.

Duration:00:13:30

Arbitration Agreements and PAGA Claims: Good News for Employers

6/22/2022
In this episode, Jen welcomes fellow employment law attorney Tim Del Castillo for a discussion of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana regarding including waivers of PAGA claims in arbitration agreements.

Duration:00:15:51

Don’t Be Such a Bully!

6/22/2022
In this episode, Jen addresses the negative effects of bullying at work, and how to distinguish bullying from EEO-related concerns.

Duration:00:15:36

You Don’t Have to Pay Me!

6/15/2022
In this episode, Jen discusses the current status of employment arbitration agreements, and the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, which could pave the way to include PAGA waivers in California agreements.

Duration:00:12:58

What IS the “Regular Rate of Pay” and Why Does It Matter?

6/8/2022
In this episode, Jen explains how to properly calculate a non-exempt employee’s “regular rate of pay,” and the significant liability resulting from employer errors.

Duration:00:14:01

Performance Reviews: A Valuable Tool if Done Right

6/1/2022
In this episode, Jen discusses how to conduct effective performance reviews and common employer mistakes in this important area.

Duration:00:12:52

Arbitration Agreements: As the World Turns

5/25/2022
In this episode, Jen discusses the current status of employment arbitration agreements, and the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, which could pave the way to include PAGA waivers in California agreements.

Duration:00:14:02

A 4-Day Workweek? The Real Scoop

5/18/2022
In this episode, Jen talks about the California Legislature’s 4-day workweek proposal, and the practical impact if it becomes law.

Duration:00:12:40

Hiring Minors: How to Stay Out of Trouble

5/11/2022
In this episode, Jen helps employers understand their legal obligations when hiring minors. With summer quickly approaching, this topic is critical for anyone who hires employees of any age who are still in school.

Duration:00:14:48

Employment Litigation: Perspectives from the ‘Other Side”

5/4/2022
In this episode, Jen chats with Tim Del Castillo, a respected litigator who represents both employers and employees. Jen and Tim offer practical guidance on the most common employer mistakes and how to stay out of court.

Duration:00:17:06

The Investigation Report: How to Write It, Who Gets a Copy, and Why to Keep it Confidential

4/27/2022
In this episode, Jen provides insights into how to draft investigation reports and what to do with them after the investigation is over.

Duration:00:14:05

The Role of Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations

4/20/2022
In this episode, Jen discusses the importance of confidentiality in internal investigations, and why it’s hard for everyone to keep secrets.

Duration:00:13:21

When to Bring in an Outside Investigator

4/13/2022
In this episode, Jen explains why most investigations can be conducted internally, and when to retain an outside investigator.

Duration:00:14:11

Trends in Workplace Investigations

4/6/2022
In this episode, Jen discusses recent trends in workplace investigations, including a significant increase in complaints related to remote work.

Duration:00:15:22

The EEOC’s New COVID-19 Caregiver Guidance

3/30/2022
In this episode, Jen discusses the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new guidance regarding discrimination against COVID-19 caregivers, and how California can stay out of trouble in this complex area.

Duration:00:14:12

Dress and Appearance Policies

3/23/2022
In this episode, Jen and Erika discuss dress and grooming policies and standards for remote, hybrid, and in-person work environments.

Duration:00:13:02

Workplace Gambling

3/16/2022
In this episode, Jen and Erika address the Super Bowl, March Madness, and workplace gambling!

Duration:00:12:35

DFEH Pay Data Reporting Deadline

3/9/2022
In this episode, Jen and Erika remind employers about California’s Pay Data Reporting requirements, and offer tips on how employers can meet the April 1, 2022, reporting deadline.

Duration:00:11:54

Equal Pay Rules

3/2/2022
In this episode, Jen and Erika celebrate the US women’s soccer team settling their equal pay lawsuit and reminding employers about CA’s equal pay laws.

Duration:00:13:45

What the Heck? Why Are Leave of Absence Laws So Complicated?

2/23/2022
In this episode, Jen provides tips for employers struggling to comply with various leave of absence laws, including the FMLA/CFRA, California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Duration:00:15:13