Archive for the ‘Hiring’ Category

Los Angeles employers should review employment applications and other hiring and employment documentation.

Los Angeles Ban-the-Box Ordinance Now Effective

The “Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring” ordinance, also called the “Ban the Box” ordinance, is now law in the City of Los Angeles. As previously reported, this ordinance effectively eliminates the commonly used criminal history check box found on many employment applications. The ordinance, which also imposes a new poster requirement, took effect January 22, […]

23 Jan 17 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide if Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements are Lawful

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to resolve a split among the federal courts regarding whether class action waivers in arbitration agreements are lawful under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) or if, instead, such waivers violate the labor law provisions found in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The Court agreed to consolidate three […]

17 Jan 17 - Hiring, Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Ban-the-Box Ordinance Affects Background Checks in Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles has passed the “Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box)”, a new ordinance that limits the use of criminal history information by Los Angeles employers and also imposes a new poster requirement. The ordinance will become effective on January 22, 2017 (31 days after the ordinance was published). However, there […]

20 Dec 16 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

San José’s New Scheduling Ordinance

On November 8, 2016, the voters of San José passed an ordinance that requires employers to provide hours to existing employees before they hire new employees. Before hiring new employees, including through a staffing or temporary agency, employers must offer additional hours to existing employees who, in the employers’ good faith and reasonable judgment, have […]

7 Dec 16 - Hiring - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

More Input Sought On Two Sets of Proposed Regulations: Use of Criminal Background Information and Transgender Issues

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is currently considering two different sets of proposed regulations. The FEHC is proposing regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions that impose new burdens on employers. The FEHC also is proposing regulations to specifically address protections for transgender persons, including restroom-related protections. […]

1 Dec 16 - Discrimination, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »