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Labor and Employment Law in 2020

15 hours ago

  This week's on-air show is presented in conjunction with the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, and we will look to new laws taking effect in 2020. My guests will include Thomas Lenz and Scott Stillman. Your questions this evening? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org) 7 'til 8pm PST, attorneys are available off-the-air as well -- 800-525-9917, for your private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

What NOT To Do in the Workplace

Oct 30, 2019

  Most of us are employed. This week, in conjunction with the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, Your Legal Rights focuses NOT on what is an employee TO DO; quite the opposite -- this week we discuss What NOT To Do in the Workplace. My guests, both employment attorneys out of San Francisco, will be Michael D WILSON, JR, with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.,San Francisco who represents employers, and Traci Hinden, Law Offices of Traci M Hinden, San Francisco, who primarily represents employees. Questions for Jeff's guests?

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Reshaping the Gig Economy

Oct 9, 2019

  Presented in conjunction with the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, a show so big it takes two hosts!

Your Legal Rights: Employment Rights after a Workplace Injury

Sep 18, 2019

  What Are Your Employment Rights after a Workplace Injury? YLR Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Attorneys  Rob Wyman, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, as Workers' Compensation Law Specialist and Employment Attorney Traci Hinden: Law Offices of Traci M Hinden. Questions for Jeff and his guests?  Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Harassment, Bullying & Sexual Harassment

May 8, 2019

  This week, on May 8, 2019, in conjunction with the Labor & Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, we will discuss Employment Law -- in particular, HARASSMENT, BULLYING AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE. YLR On-air Host, criminal law specialist Jeff Hayden, welcomes Matthew Wayne, of the Armstrong Law Firm, SanFrancisco CA; Philip I Person, Greenberg Traurig Law, San Francisco CA. Both guests appear courtesy of the Labor and Employment section of the California Lawyers Association. Questions/comments for Jeff's guest specialists?

Labor Law 101

Jan 9, 2019

  We continue our consumer legal education with a look at Labor Law.  Courtesy of the Labor and Employment Section of the California Lawyers Association, Jeff Hayden introduces Labor Law 101 and welcomes Tom Lenz and Jill Coffman. Questions for Tom and Jill? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Employment Law -- Marijuana in the Workplace: a Discussion of California Employment Law and Criminal Law and Federal Law Regarding the Issues Facing Employers and Employees. Guests: Danielle Lucido, Chief Counsel for the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20 IFPTE (Union); Jonathan Judge, an attorney who represents Employers, and a Partner in the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; & Jeff Hayden, a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, and Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck's guests?

  Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage: How They Work and What's New. Guests: Employment Law attorneys Samson Elsbernd and Alan Cohen. Listeners with questions for Chuck & guests on-the-air, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Prospects for a regional minimum wage

Jun 24, 2015
Cecille Isidro

KALW's Jack Detsch spoke with opponents and proponents of a regional minimum wage in the Bay Area. He and Hana Baba sat down to talk about at what's next.

On the April 12, 2015 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, I'll describe 12 things that make employers want to get rid of an employee. These distill what my many manager/leader clients have said to me over the years in the confidentiality of my office. I'll also offer some easier-to-implement ways to improve your time management. Plus, you can call in for a Workover: Whatever career problem is besetting you or someone you care about, I can usually help.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015
Nicole A. West / Oakland North

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

 415, meet 628: New S.F. area code debuts Saturday // SF Gate

Under CC license from Flickr user Patrick

A majority of Americans say their biggest financial concern is that they won’t be able to save enough money to retire. This finding, by a recent Gallup poll, is likely one reason that the average age of retirement in America has increased from 60 to 62 years old since the 2008 recession. For many people, though, retiring in their 60s simply isn’t possible.

Mediation of Employment Law Cases and DisputesGuest: Employment Law Attorney/Mediator Mark Rudy.Listeners with questions for Chuck and Mark Rudy, please call 415-841-4134.

Your Legal Rights 3/12/2014

Mar 12, 2014

Tonight's program is a discussion of employment law regarding pre-employment inquiries.  What can and can't be asked by an employer in a job interview.  Chuck Finney's guests are employment law attorneys Thomas Lenz and Scott Stillman.

Isabel Angell

African Americans are leaving San Francisco at an alarming rate. They make up just six percent of the population, down from over 13 percent in 1970 and have a higher unemployment rate than whites and other minorities.

Employment Law: Workplace Bullying
Guest:  Employment Law attorney Bill Crosby.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck & Bill Crosby, please call 415-841-4134.

Finding work for young people

Sep 4, 2013
Sara Brook Curtis

In January of 2012, President Barack Obama called upon mayors across the country to create jobs for youth in their cities. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee listened.

The costs of employing an American continues to grow at the same time as automation and offshoring become ever more tempting to employers. So where will the jobs be, especially the jobs that promise a stable, sustainable living? And what's the broader solution: What's the smartest approaches to encouraging the creation of sustainable jobs?

Under CC license from Andy Oakley

Three years ago, when Christian Hernandez was 16 years old, he recorded a joke voicemail greeting. It starts off with, “Hello. Hey! Uh, can’t understand you.” It’s meant to trick the caller into thinking it’s Hernandez on the phone. Eventually, callers hear, “Ha, voicemail! You know what to do stupid.” Now, at 19, Hernandez is looking for a job, and the greeting which started off as a joke for friends is now a liability.

Brett Myers

Seventeen year-old Andrew is filling out a job application for a Jamba Juice in Oakland, California. He’s making his way through the basics, filling out his name and contact information. However question five posed a challenge. It was a yes or no checkbox which read, “Have you ever been convicted of a crime?”

Where do older prisoners go when they get out?

Apr 8, 2013

The older we get, the harder it is to think of ourselves as “old.” But as far as the government is concerned – specifically, the federal corrections system – you’re “aging” or “elderly” once you turn 50. California houses one of the country’s biggest populations of elderly prisoners. And gradually, it also releases them.

Finding work for ex-felons

Apr 4, 2013

Angel Barerra has a felony conviction. He thinks that’s kept him from finding work. In order to give people like Barerra a better chance, some California counties have implemented “Ban the Box” – they’ve made it illegal for employers to ask about felony charges on job applications.

photo courtesy of www.domesticworkers.org

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Susie Britton