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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 |2019-03-19T08:18:05+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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?

On-call? But Sometimes You’re Left Just Holding the Phone?

Last week’s discussion was about using your phone at work. This week is about being “on-call” - where you might have to use that phone to call in to see about work that day. There are at least two kinds of "on-call" status. The obvious one is where you might be called at any time, over a week-end say. You’re able to see to a movie, attend church, go dancing, [...]

By |2019-02-23T16:04:16+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on On-call? But Sometimes You’re Left Just Holding the Phone?

Using your Phone for Work? Who’s paying the bill?

Whether you’re driving or working at a desk, your employer might have chosen to ask you to use your phone as an everyday tool. Do you have to use your phone to clock in or out from work? Or to go on or off breaks? How about to communicate with clients of your employer throughout the day? Or to talk with dispatch as they tell you your next stop or [...]

By |2019-02-19T09:25:00+00:00February 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Using your Phone for Work? Who’s paying the bill?

Bag – and Clothing – and Jacket Checks – Holding You Up?

Last week it was 'Background Checks.' This week it’s about 'Bag Checks.' Where you work, before you go on a meal break, or when you leave work, do you have to go through a bag check? Do they look in your bag, or make you take off a jacket or coat and hat or cap, to inspect you, because you might take company merchandise? Do you have to first clock [...]

By |2019-02-14T12:52:34+00:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bag – and Clothing – and Jacket Checks – Holding You Up?

Background Checks – Read the Fine Print

Probably each time you’ve applied for a job, you’re asked to sign a package of documents. It may even be online, where you’re simply asked to ‘docusign’ what you see on a screen. If you can, you might want to consider asking to obtain a complete copy of everything you sign. If possible, you might ask if that’s possible even before you first start signing. That way, later on, if [...]

By |2019-02-04T09:12:30+00:00February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Background Checks – Read the Fine Print

Religious Discrimination in Employment – A Quick Overview

As you’re probably aware, religious discrimination in employment is, for the most part illegal. Here are four types of instances where it might arise. The first has to do with hiring. If, for example, you told a prospective employer that due to your religion you couldn’t work on a Friday or Saturday or Sunday, for example, and a job offer was suddenly withdrawn, that might well be illegal. Or once [...]

By |2019-01-27T08:43:28+00:00January 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Religious Discrimination in Employment – A Quick Overview

Overtime and Earnings Statements

This week's posting is on Overtime and Earnings Statements! Pay-Stubs! That's what they used to call them. Now they're called Earnings Statements. You should get one each pay period. In California, If you're an hourly employee, they should definitely show how many hours you worked, so you can compute whether you were paid correctly. They should show you the work you did for that previous pay period, so you can add [...]

By |2019-01-20T21:50:46+00:00January 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Overtime and Earnings Statements

Bankrupt Employers

This Week’s Comment is about how a company might be able to avoid paying back wages by filing for bankruptcy. That’s what might happen because Sears did file for bankruptcy, back in October, 2018. You’ve heard that Sears filed for bankruptcy, right? Maybe you know people who worked or work for Sears in California because you shop there. Bankruptcy is not the end-all of a case! Take Sears, for Instance! [...]

By |2019-01-20T23:11:59+00:00January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bankrupt Employers
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