Workplace Wake-Up with Jen Shaw
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.

The Role of Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations

The Role of Confidentiality in Workplace Investigations

April 20, 2022

In this episode, Jen discusses the importance of confidentiality in internal investigations, and why it’s hard for everyone to keep secrets.

When to Bring in an Outside Investigator

When to Bring in an Outside Investigator

April 13, 2022

 In this episode, Jen explains why most investigations can be conducted internally, and when to retain an outside investigator.

Trends in Workplace Investigations

Trends in Workplace Investigations

April 6, 2022

In this episode, Jen discusses recent trends in workplace investigations, including a significant increase in complaints related to remote work.

The EEOC’s New COVID-19 Caregiver Guidance

The EEOC’s New COVID-19 Caregiver Guidance

March 30, 2022

In this episode, Jen discusses the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new guidance regarding discrimination against COVID-19 caregivers, and how California can stay out of trouble in this complex area.

Dress and Appearance Policies

Dress and Appearance Policies

March 23, 2022

In this episode, Jen and Erika discuss dress and grooming policies and standards for remote, hybrid, and in-person work environments. 

Workplace Gambling

Workplace Gambling

March 16, 2022

In this episode, Jen and Erika address the Super Bowl, March Madness, and workplace gambling!

DFEH Pay Data Reporting Deadline

DFEH Pay Data Reporting Deadline

March 9, 2022

In this episode, Jen and Erika remind employers about California’s Pay Data Reporting requirements, and offer tips on how employers can meet the April 1, 2022, reporting deadline. 

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