Workplace Wake-Up with Jen Shaw
Arbitration Agreements and PAGA Claims:  Good News for Employers

Arbitration Agreements and PAGA Claims: Good News for Employers

June 22, 2022

In this episode, Jen welcomes fellow employment law attorney Tim Del Castillo for a discussion of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana regarding including waivers of PAGA claims in arbitration agreements.

Don’t Be Such a Bully!

Don’t Be Such a Bully!

June 22, 2022

In this episode, Jen addresses the negative effects of bullying at work, and how to distinguish bullying from EEO-related concerns.

You Don’t Have to Pay Me!

You Don’t Have to Pay Me!

June 15, 2022

In this episode, Jen discusses the current status of employment arbitration agreements, and the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, which could pave the way to include PAGA waivers in California agreements.

What IS the “Regular Rate of Pay” and Why Does It Matter?

What IS the “Regular Rate of Pay” and Why Does It Matter?

June 8, 2022

In this episode, Jen explains how to properly calculate a non-exempt employee’s “regular rate of pay,” and the significant liability resulting from employer errors.

Performance Reviews:  A Valuable Tool if Done Right

Performance Reviews: A Valuable Tool if Done Right

June 1, 2022

In this episode, Jen discusses how to conduct effective performance reviews and common employer mistakes in this important area.                                                        

Arbitration Agreements:  As the World Turns

Arbitration Agreements: As the World Turns

May 25, 2022

In this episode, Jen discusses the current status of employment arbitration agreements, and the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, which could pave the way to include PAGA waivers in California agreements.

A 4-Day Workweek?  The Real Scoop

A 4-Day Workweek? The Real Scoop

May 18, 2022

In this episode, Jen talks about the California Legislature’s 4-day workweek proposal, and the practical impact if it becomes law.

Hiring Minors:  How to Stay Out of Trouble

Hiring Minors: How to Stay Out of Trouble

May 11, 2022

In this episode, Jen helps employers understand their legal obligations when hiring minors.  With summer quickly approaching, this topic is critical for anyone who hires employees of any age who are still in school.

Employment Litigation:  Perspectives from the ‘Other Side”

Employment Litigation: Perspectives from the ‘Other Side”

May 4, 2022

In this episode,  Jen chats with Tim Del Castillo, a respected litigator who represents both employers and employees.  Jen and Tim offer practical guidance on the most common employer mistakes and how to stay out of court.

The Investigation Report:  How to Write It, Who Gets a Copy, and Why to Keep it Confidential

The Investigation Report: How to Write It, Who Gets a Copy, and Why to Keep it Confidential

April 27, 2022

 In this episode, Jen provides insights into how to draft investigation reports and what to do with them after the investigation is over.

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