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PRETEXT – What They “Make Up” for Why You Got Fired!

Has this happened to you? Or a family member, or close friend? You (or they) have worked at a job for a number of years. Then suddenly someone claims inventory or equipment is missing, and they hang it on you - even if you normally didn’t work at that location and/or were only there one day? If you didn’t do it, if someone else did, then what they’re doing is [...]

By |2019-04-29T21:43:54-07:00April 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PRETEXT – What They “Make Up” for Why You Got Fired!

April 15th – Watch out! Your Tax Withholding May Be Withheld!

You know each week, or every other week, or twice a month, when you get your Earnings Statements? Do you ever look to see how much is being taken out in taxes? You should! Some employers have decided a good way to keep their employees’ money is to pocket the taxes they withheld from their paychecks. Have you heard about that recently in the news!!!??? When you go to file [...]

By |2019-04-19T07:57:04-07:00April 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on April 15th – Watch out! Your Tax Withholding May Be Withheld!

Funeral Home Workers – Everyone’s Time Is Valuable

Sooner or later, we’re all faced with having to deal with decisions relating to the possibility of funerals, be it for friends, families, or our own. The people we meet with at the mortuaries, funeral homes, and cemeteries, are all trained to try to give us the best possible service, all the while engaging in a business which requires success to continue in operation. So we’re glad, aren’t we, when [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:34:58-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Funeral Home Workers – Everyone’s Time Is Valuable

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 |2019-03-27T07:52:51-07:00March 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 |2019-03-25T10:52:02-07:00March 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 |2019-03-13T07:22:48-07:00March 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 |2019-03-04T09:24:59-07:00March 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 |2019-02-23T16:04:16-07:00February 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 |2019-02-19T09:25:00-07:00February 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 |2019-02-14T12:52:34-07:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bag – and Clothing – and Jacket Checks – Holding You Up?
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