Archive for the ‘Harassment’ Category

Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulations

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of harassment and discrimination policies Rules relating to mandatory supervisor sexual harassment training, including who may qualify as a trainer, course content and recordkeeping requirements […]

20 Nov 14 - Discrimination, Harassment, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Training Questions: AB 2053 and “Abusive Conduct”

As we previously reported, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed AB 2053, which requires employers subject to the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training requirement for supervisors to now include a component on preventing “abusive conduct.” One frequently asked question is how this new law affects employees that must complete their training by the end of 2014. […]

22 Oct 14 - Harassment, Training - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 »