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How to Avoid an $11M Age Discrimination Lawsuit

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) has been the law of the land since 1967.  However, whether willfully or not, company's like Google continue to get sued for allegedly discriminating towards persons over the age of 40.  In a recent case  Heath v. Google LLC, No. 15-cv-01824 (N.D. California July 19, 2019), Google settled an age discrimina[...]

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Abusive Supervisor? Time to Document Them Out!

So much is at stake when a supervisor over exerts their authority and is abusive to employees.  Some jurisdictions such as California have employment laws that prohibit abuse, including harassment and bullying.  When a claim is brought forth, be prepared to pay several thousands (or millions) to defend and likely settle the claim.  It takes only one ab[...]

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Why Should I Invest in a Human Resources Department?

As a small to mid-size business, why should I invest in a human resources (HR) department?  Well, I argue this question by expressing the same reason why I need an Accountant.  It is all about being PROACTIVE and not REACTIVE! The likelihood of my advisory firm going under an IRS audit is unlikely.  However, when (not should) that day come, I want to en[...]