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February 2016 Archives

Can you Be Fired for Doing Your Job?

If your job is to help employees, can you be fired for doing just that, when helping an employee means acting against the best interests of your employer? In 2011, an employee who worked for a behavioral health provider was fired for failing to take a pro-employer stance in a case of severe sexual harassment. The employee filed an EEOC suit, alleging retaliation for engaging in protected activity.

Pay Equity Measure Passes in California

On October 6, 2015, perhaps in response to the outrage caused by the Sony hack that revealed egregious pay deficits between Hollywood's biggest and most accomplished actors and actresses, the governor of California signed the California Fair Pay Act into law.

Open Enrollment for Obamacare Ends January 31

Enrollment to obtain health insurance through the healthcare marketplace, known as Obamacare, ends on January 31. This is the only time of year you can enroll in a new plan, switch plans or adjust your level of cost assistance without incurring extra fees. Open enrollment for state health insurance marketplaces also ends on January 31.