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California Supreme Court: Refusal to Sign Disciplinary Document No Bar to UI Claim
July 10, 2014
The California Supreme Court ruled that an employee’s refusal to sign a disciplinary notice, acknowledging receipt of the notice, was not misconduct but was, “at most, a good faith error in judgment” that did not disqualify him from receiving unemployment insurance benefits.

Prohibit Off-the-Clock Work? Put It in Writing
July 10, 2014
A California employer recently received a favorable ruling in an off-the-clock case. The court dismissed the case before trial, finding that the employer explicitly prohibited off-the-clock work; the employee worked off-the clock contrary to this policy; the employer had no actual or constructive notice of the employee’s unapproved off-the-clock work; and, thus, the employer could not be liable.

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