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The Workplace Wave

New Employment Laws for California Employers in 2019

The #MeToo movement’s effect is felt in new California harassment laws, including new training requirements. The Fair Pay Act, lactation accommodations and criminal history inquiries are also clarified.Read More »

2018 Mid-Year Compliance Roundup

Important employment law cases and regulatory updates provide a mid-year compliance “to do” list, from independent contractor reviews to arbitration agreements to new national origin discrimination rules in California. Read More »

New Employment Laws in 2018 for California and Bay Area Employers

New California laws bring broad changes by prohibiting criminal conviction and salary history questions during the hiring process, and by significantly broadening the number of employers who must provide family leave time off for new child bonding. Read More »

Are You Paying Employees Equitably?

Recent headlines regarding Google’s pay practices highlight the need to diligently comply with the California Fair Pay Act and ensure employees are paid equitably.Read More »

San Francisco Paid Parental Leave: An Update and Potential Wave of the Future

San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave extends to small employers and could be the wave of the future.Read More »

2017 Legislative Update for California Employers

2017 California legislative changes impacting the workplace range from expansion of the Fair Pay Act to the legalization of marijuanaRead More »

Talking Politics in the Workplace (or not)

It’s a Presidential Election Year: Considerations for managing political discussions in the workplaceRead More »

From Salary Reviews to Paid Parental Leave: A Mid-Year Compliance Checklist

Mid-year compliance checklist: Review salaries for compliance with new FLSA overtime exemption requirements and prepare for San Francisco Paid Parental LeaveRead More »

New California Requirements for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Policies

California employers already have an affirmative duty to prevent and promptly correct discriminatory and harassing conduct in the workplace under California Government Code section 12940(k) of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). On April 1, 2016, amended FEHA regulations will take effect.Read More »

New California Employment Laws for 2016

2016 California employment laws expand requirements for gender wage disparity through Fair Pay Act. Protected activity for retaliation claims includes disability and religious accommodation requests. Retaliation prohibited against family member of complaining party. School activity time off expanded. Computer professional overtime exemption minimum compensation rates are increased. Compensation for piece rate clarified. Read More »