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Sexual Harassment Investigation: Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege

Posted on: July 7, 2016

When an employer retains an outside attorney to conduct a sexual harassment investigation, is that attorney’s ultimate report protected by the attorney-client privilege? If you thought yes would be the obvious answer, you would be mistaken as to the obvious part. It took the intervention of the state Supreme Court in Waters v. City of Read more.....

California Optometric Association Launches Legal Resources Program July 1

Posted on: June 20, 2016

A new and exciting COA membership benefit will be available to all COA member doctors of optometry starting July 1, 2016. We are pleased to add a FREE legal resource service as an added value to the many benefits you already receive as a COA member. The benefit entitles COA member optometrists up to one-half Read more.....

Employees Earning Less than $47,476 Will be Subject to Overtime

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Employers do not have to pay overtime to executive, administrative and professional employees who qualify for exemption as exempt employees.  Generally, exempt employees must meet both a duties test and a salary test under applicable law.  The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) currently has a lower salary test than California law, so California employers Read more.....