Monthly Archives: March 2019

Independent Contractors – The Great Escape for Some Employers

Chances are you - or someone you know - carries the title of Contractor. But think again if you imagine that those contractors have anything to do with any home improvement seen on HGTV. Lots of large companies are using the job title of “Independent Contractor” as a way out of having to pay wages and benefits. It can happen, for example, in truck driving, delivery, or taxi service. It [...]

By |2019-03-27T07:52:51-08:00March 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Independent Contractors – The Great Escape for Some Employers

In-Home Nursing … Sometimes Hazardous to Nurse’s Well-Being

Nurses are often necessary to treat patients in their own homes.  Oftentimes, such nurses are designated as providing two types of care, palliative and hospice.  Palliative care relates to services  provided in hopes that the person can recover from injury or surgery, for example.  Hospice care is often associated with end of life care, concentrating on the quality of one’s life in terms of comfort and assistance.     They have a [...]

By |2019-03-25T10:52:02-08:00March 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on In-Home Nursing … Sometimes Hazardous to Nurse’s Well-Being

Warehouse Work! Hot Summers? Cold Winters? Really Long Walks?

Are you working in a large warehouse? New ones are being built all over California and can be over a million square feet in size. We currently have a case involving a warehouse that big. If you work in a warehouse, you’re probably aware on a daily basis of three important factors. Heat - Is it hot - Really Hot - in the summer, or Way Too Cold in the [...]

By |2019-03-13T07:22:48-08:00March 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Warehouse Work! Hot Summers? Cold Winters? Really Long Walks?

You’ve worked there a long time. You got good reviews. Then, out of the blue, a 90-day PIP. Where did that come from?

Has this happened to you or someone you know? You’ve enjoyed where you work, always done well, your efforts were appreciated. Then it seems like nothing you do is any good. Suddenly, you’re put on a 90-day period Performance Improvement Plan (PIP). "Improve your work - or you’re out!" "Wait! What???" Perhaps your work has suffered, because of ill health, for instance, and you haven't been doing the fine job [...]

By |2019-03-04T09:24:59-08:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You’ve worked there a long time. You got good reviews. Then, out of the blue, a 90-day PIP. Where did that come from?