Emma Luevano

Emma Luevano is a regular contributor to LatinBusinessToday.com on legal issues relevant to small and medium business. She is a partner at the law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (www.msk.com) who advises and represents management on labor and employment matters, including sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination, public policy violations, wrongful termination, class action wage and hour issues,and retaliation.

Small Business Absent With Leave

 The best defense is to have the right policy in place here are four tips to help avoid minefields.   It’s rarely easy for a small business to work around the loss...

The 9 Key Pitfalls of Hiring

Hispanic small businesses must be aware of laws relating to the hiring of employees.     As any Hispanic small business owner knows, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of federal, state...

Hiring? 9 Employment Contract Considerations

There are many factors to consider when determining whether and how to draft an employment contract. As always, seeking the advice of legal counsel will ensure that your company does not fall into any legal traps.

Sexual Harassment in Today’s Workplace

What should small business owners do once they receive a sexual harassment complaint?   As we all have seen, sexual harassment has dominated the news for months.  There is no indication that the focus...

Setting Policy on Sexual Harassment

Prepare a comprehensive policy now and prevent problems later.     Federal and state laws have long required employers to take steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. One crucial step is...

Promoting Diversity

It’s Not Just Good Business. It May Be Legal Business   Promoting diversity in the workplace helps businesses recruit and retain qualified employees and respond to the needs of customers in...