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Monthly Archives: April 2024


California’s Unemployment Rate is Starting to Rise: Steps for Employers that Want to Defend a Claim

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

On January 19, 2024, Courthouse News Service reported that California’s unemployment rate jumped to 5.1 percent—the highest level that it has been at more than two years. An employee who lost a job has the right to file for unemployment benefits. At the same time, an employer can challenge a claim. Within this article,… Read More »

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Can Employers Still Include Arbitration Provisions in Employment Agreements in California? (An Update for 2024)

By Karen J. Sloat, APC |

Several years ago, lawmakers in California moved to effectively ban mandatory arbitration provisions. After extensive litigation, that proposed law (AB 51) is effectively dead. As of 2024, employers can include a properly drafted mandatory arbitration clause in an employment contract in California. Here, our Riverside County employment lawyer explains the key things that businesses… Read More »

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