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Governor Acts on Employment Related Bills

Governor Edmund G. Brown has now signed or vetoed employment-related legislation passed by the California Legislature in 2014. This year, the governor’s deadline for signing bills was September 30, 2014. Governor Brown did not act on many of the bills until the final day of the deadline. A few of the new laws that employers need […]

1 Oct 14 - Harassment, Time Off, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training

California employers with 50 or more employees are required by law to provide a minimum of two-hours of supervisor training every two years on prevention of sexual harassment. Governor Edmund G. Brown recently signed AB 2053, which will require employers that are subject to the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training requirement to also include training […]

15 Sep 14 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Employer-Friendly Ruling in Sexual Harassment and Franchisor Liability Case

Today, the California Supreme Court ruled in Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC that a franchisor can’t be held vicariously liable for unlawful conduct committed by a franchisee’s employee, where the franchisor exercises no control over the franchisee’s relevant day-to-day operations, such as hiring, supervising and disciplining employees. In reaching its conclusion, the court found that no […]

28 Aug 14 - Harassment - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Be My Office Valentine

The office romance results are in! Fifty-six percent of business professionals surveyed said they have participated in some type of romantic relationship in the workplace, according to’s 2014 Office Romance Survey. Trouble for Employers That percentage probably doesn’t surprise a lot of employers, but some of the survey’s results should raise a huge red […]

12 Feb 14 - Harassment, Training - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »