ICE Increases Summertime Workplace Investigations

ICE Makes No Secret of Intent to Increase 2018 Workplace Investigations Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is continuing its stepped up focus on workplace investigations. The Associated Press reports that according to Derek Benner, head of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit, ICE is gearing up for increased workplace investigations during the upcoming summer months. With […]

It’s Been A Busy Few Weeks!

  In recent weeks the California and U.S. Supreme Courts have been busy making history on both sides of the employment law bar.  California Supreme Court Redefines Independent Contractor Test On April 30, 2018 the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West Inc., v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County et al., redefined the test […]

WORKPLACE PERSPECTIVES│SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC 2017 Holiday Survival Guide

2017 Holiday Survival Guide In our last article we talked about mastering the art of small talk and socializing. Today in the last of our four-part series we offer a few thoughts on how to politely disengage or gracefully end a conversation in any social setting. POLITELY DISENGAGING With just a few weeks left before […]

National Labor Relations Board Reverses Obama Era Joint-Employer Ruling

As expected, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has overturned an Obama era broadening of the definition of ‘joint-employer’ under the National Labor Relations Act. Returning to a pre-Browning Ferris standard, “proof of indirect control, contractually-reserved control that has never been exercised, or control that is limited and routine will [no longer] be sufficient to […]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Update

EEOC Launches public portal for online filing of workplace claims of discrimination, harassment or retaliation. As part of its mission to protect against workplace harassment, discrimination or retaliation based on protected classifications the EECO launched its public portal online reporting system on November 1, 2017. The new online system will aid workers in inquiring, reporting, […]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Decision Announced

DACA Program Rescinded! Echoing similar thoughts of confusion, uncertainty, and anger around the nation, California employees and employers contemplate the far reaching effects of today’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program decision. Memorandum on Rescission of DACA.   Today’s decision to rescind the 2012 Obama era DACA program throws the status of an estimated […]