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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Unemployment claims

Dear Mary, I recently fired an employee and received a notice from EDD that he is claiming unemployment. I don’t know if they are entitled to unemployment or not. What do I do? To be eligible for unemployment benefits, an individual must be: out of work due to no fault of their own; physically able to […]

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Are working interviews legal?

Dear Mary, My store is growing, and I’m currently advertising a position for a sales clerk. A regular job interview isn’t going to show me whether someone is a good match. Can I use “working interviews” instead? That way, I can see if they work well and get some free labor while I’m at it. It […]

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Liability Waivers

Dear Mary, My business provides a somewhat dangerous service and I require everyone to sign a liability waiver before they participate. A friend recently told me that liability waivers aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. Is that true? Liability waivers are signed releases in which people give up certain rights in exchange for the services […]

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