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Reflections on Working on the California Pay Equity Task Force

In 2016, SB 358 (Jackson) took effect and became one of the strongest pay equity statutes in the country. To ensure the proper implementation of SB 358, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls created the California Pay Equity Task Force, which had its first meeting in 2016. CalChamber Senior Vice President, Policy […]

Oct 17 2018 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog Read More »

EEOC Claims Spike One Year After #MeToo Movement Takes Off

Preliminary data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) demonstrates a heightened awareness in the workplace about sexual harassment since the #MeToo movement took off last year. And as a leader in preventing workplace harassment, the EEOC continues to enforce the laws and take the claims it receives seriously. According to a recent EEOC […]

Oct 15 2018 - Harassment - Bianca Saad Read More »

Pay Gap a Priority for Women in the Workplace

Female professionals share several challenges in today’s workplace, such as career advancement, re-entering the workforce and sexual harassment, to name a few. But according to a recent Korn Ferry survey, 40 percent of women professionals said they’ve missed a promotion or an opportunity simply because they’re female. What’s more, the most important issue facing women […]

Oct 10 2018 - Labor Relations - Jessica Mulholland Read More »

U.S. DOL: 1,416 Employees to Receive More than $3.5 million from Long Beach Company

A recent U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation recovered $3,573,074 in back wages and benefits for 1,416 employees of a Long Beach-based trucking and warehouse company. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigators found the company violated federal contract provisions of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA). Investigators discovered the company failed to pay […]

Oct 8 2018 - Benefits, Labor Relations, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

Local Minimum Wage Ordinances May Impact Split Shift Premium Requirements

A recent update on the California Labor Commissioner’s website signals a change in interpretation about how employees must be paid when they work a split shift. The updated information states that the split shift premium owed is one hour at the state minimum wage, or the local minimum wage if there is one, whichever is […]

Oct 5 2018 - Local Ordinances, Minimum Wage - Ellen Savage, J.D. Read More »