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CalChamber’s employment law experts analyze federal and California legislation, important court cases and agency actions that affect employment law.

Four Employment-related Job Killer Bills Remain Active

Friday, June 2, was the deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced. The following four employment-related job killer bills moved on to the second house: AB 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego) — Mandates that California employers collect data on the mean and median salaries paid to men and women under […]

Jun 6 2017 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

California Proposes National Origin Regulations

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council recently proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections California has strict rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on protected classes, including national origin. The draft regulations discuss the type of acts that may constitute national origin discrimination. The […]

Jun 5 2017 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

New Transgender Regulations Coming July 1; More Restroom Rules

The California Office of Administrative Law approved new regulations that specifically address protections for transgender persons, including equal access to use of facilities, such as restrooms or locker rooms. These regulations will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office and are effective on July 1, 2017. The new regulations expand existing protections under California’s Fair […]

May 31 2017 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

June 15 Webinar on the Upward Trend in Local Ordinances

It’s an extraordinary trend that shows no signs of slowing down. From the Bay Area to San Diego, California cities and counties are enacting local ordinances relating to minimum wage, paid sick leave, criminal background checks and more. Are you in compliance? “Local and statewide rules can vary significantly, and even between California municipalities,“ says […]

May 30 2017 - Local Ordinances - HRWatchdog Read More »

AB 168, salary history

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could expose employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior salary even when there is no harm. AB 168 (Eggman; D-Stockton), which passed the Assembly by 60-9 vote, could penalize employers for failing to provide a pay scale upon demand, even […]

May 25 2017 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »