With all of the recent news surrounding workplace sexual harassment and sexual misconduct by politicians, news anchors, celebrities, and other high-profile persons, it comes as no surprise that a California court has weighed in on the issue of workplace sexual harassment.
What happens when an employer inadvertently hands out pay stubs that the employer does not realize are missing some required information? Well, given that this is California, you can probably guess the answer.
Despite the fact that science has given us robust tools to identify, measure, and evaluate indicators, organizations often make employee evaluation mistakes.
According to a 2016 study by the Williams Institute at UCLA, there are over 220,000 transgender adults in California. California has just taken a major step towards protecting their employment rights. On October 15, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 396. Known as the “Transgender Work Opportunity Act,” SB 396 makes California the first… Read More
Existing California law prohibits public employers (e.g., the State of California, cities, government agencies, public universities) from asking an applicant to disclose his/her prior conviction history until the applicant receives a qualified offer of employment. This law is referred to as “ban the box” because it prohibits employers from asking if the applicant has ever… Read More
On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 168. This new law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2018, will prohibit all employers in California from asking about, or relying on, an applicant’s prior salary history when deciding whether to offer a job and how much to pay. AB 168 will supplement California’s… Read More
Existing California law, known as the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), requires California employers with at least 50 employees to offer an eligible employee up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period (a) for the birth of a child (aka “baby bonding leave”), the adoption of a child, or the placement of a… Read More
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 450 — and, in the process, put California employers squarely in the middle of the federal immigration debate. Known as the “Immigrant Worker Protection Act,” AB 450 was part of a package of bills signed by the Governor declaring California a “Sanctuary State.” Among… Read More
If you’re an employer or employee in Berkeley, California today is a big day! Berkeley’s new “Paid Sick Leave Ordinance” takes effect today and offers covered employees extraordinarily generous paid sick leave rights. Interplay with California’s State Paid Sick Leave Law Like the other 7 municipalities that have local sick leave laws, Berkeley’s new paid… Read More
Last month, I blogged about AB 2337 which requires all California employers to give yet another notice to all new employees — this time about the employee’s right to take leave related to domestic violence or stalking. You can find my blog post about AB 2337 here. This got me thinking about all the various… Read More