June D. Bell is a San Francisco Bay Area reporter who covers California employment issues. Contact her at june@junebell.com.

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Jeff Ranen’s inbox filled up fast when a new California law opened the door to holding company executives personally liable for wage and hour violations. “I got a lot of panicked e-mails from clients,” said Ranen, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith.

June 7, 2016

California Provides Extensive Whistle-Blower Protections

News Updates
June 18, 2015

What Can HR Learn from the Ellen Pao Trial?

News Updates
May 28, 2015

Calif.: What HR Professionals Need To Know About Telecommuting

News Updates
April 17, 2015


What you need to know about service animals, emotional support animals, other kinds of animals at work 

A dog walks into a bar. Or a department store. Or perhaps it’s carried into a supermarket and set in the seat of a grocery cart. 

News Updates
January 9, 2015

California voters legalized the use of medical marijuana in 1996. Twenty years later, in 2016, will they also give the nod to the recreational use of marijuana?

News Updates
June 6, 2014

The best job applications do far more than gather a prospective employee’s work history and educational background. They’re a valuable screening tool as well as protection against litigation. They complement a thorough interview and become an integral part of the hiring process.

News Updates
February 26, 2014