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Jacob Iraj Kiani

Jacob Kiani’s Legal Guides

79 total


  • Drafting Severance Agreement to Release Federal Age Discrimination Claims

    This guide provides a summary of what a release in a Severance Agreement must include to effectively release an employee’s federal age discrimination claims under the ADEA. In sum, the release must be “knowing and voluntary,” which means different things depending on the type of layoff involved.

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  • Model Disclosure Effective for Obtaining CA Client's Informed Consent to use of Cloud Computing

    A comprehensive statement of the nature of unbundled legal services delivered through the use of cloud computing technology that is sufficient to obtain the informed consent of potential clients to the use of such cloud computing technology under all applicable California ethics ...

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  • Eight Common Mistakes Employers Make

    Eight Common Mistakes Employers Make American employers are subject to countless federal, state and local laws, imposing various requirements, including wage and hour and anti-discrimination laws. Unfortunately, many employers particularly small businesses are unaware of their ...

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  • Top Five Social Media / Internet Use Policies for a CA Employee Handbook

    The proliferation of technology use and communication through the use of social media has resulted in an overabundance of distractions for your small business' employees. The growth of these new forms of media and communication have also raised a number of interesting work place ...

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  • Five Tips for Negotiating The Best Severance Possible

    Think Like "the Donald" When Negotiating Your Severance Pay So you found out you're getting canned, the old axe, the trusty pink slip, laid off,or as Donald Trump would say "You're Fired!!"The worst possible thing you could do at this point is to dwell on a decision that has alre...

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  • CA Wage and Hour Law Basics with Overtime Exemptions Info

    Subject to limited exceptions, all hourly employees in California must earn at least the minimum wage set forth in the applicable IWC Wage Order, as adjusted periodically by Minimum Wage Orders. The current minimum wage is $8.00 per hour, effective January 1, 2008.Lab C 1182.12; ...

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  • Guidelines for Drafting Sick Leave Policy

    The following is a checklist of key guidelines for California employers to consider when drafting a Sick Leave Policy: Describe any eligibility requirements (e.g., full-time as compared to part-time employees, temporary employees, probationary employees); Describe the rate at w...

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  • The Monica Lewinsky Dilemma: To Employ or Not To Employ Unpaid Interns

    With the economy still stuck in a Vietnam-like quagmire, seemingly forever teetering on the edge of classification as a recession, or in some cases even, "The Great Recession," the generation known as "The Millennials" have just been unleashed on the working world. Who are these ...

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  • Basic Guidelines for Criminal Background Checks on Job Applicants in California

    In California, an employer may not ask job applicants about Arrests or detentions that did not result in convictions (Lab C 432.7; 2 Cal Code Regs 7287.4(d)(1)(A)); Convictions for certain misdemeanor marijuana-related offenses if the convictions are more than 2 years old (Lab C...

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  • Prohibited / Permitted Inquiries into the Disability/Medical Condition of a California Job Applicant

    An employer subject to the Fair Employment and Housing Law (FEHA) (i.e., one employing five or more persons) may not require any medical or psychological examination of a job applicant, or make any inquiry of an applicant regarding whether the applicant has a disability or medica...

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