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Extending a Reasonable Accommodation Requires Interactive Process

A California credit union will pay over $27,000 in lost wages and emotional distress to a former employee after she was terminated for requesting an extension for a modified work schedule due to her disability. The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) settled with the credit union after finding cause to believe a […]

Jan 18 2019 - Disabilities - Katie Culliton Read More »

On the Road: Employment Law Updates Seminars

The New Year brings many things — resolutions, cold weather and CalChamber’s annual Employment Law Updates seminars. Our seminars are sell-out shows and currently seats are only available for the San Francisco seminar on January 28. Last week, our employment law experts packed their bags and began the annual seminar road trip with a visit […]

Jan 16 2019 - Training - Erika Frank Read More »

Looking Behind and Ahead: “Top 8” Posts of 2018

Even though we are in mid-January, let’s take one last fond look back at 2018. 2018 was quite a year for employers with several new laws and regulations: an intern test, laws on using salary history in hiring decisions, national origin protections and many others. Here are the “Top 8” blog stories of 2018 and […]

Jan 15 2019 - General - Katie Culliton Read More »

Grandma Asks for FMLA for Grandbaby

My employee wants to take federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave when her daughter has a baby. Can I deny her request? Typically, an employee asking for time off work to be with her adult daughter for the birth of a child would not be a basis for FMLA, absent some extenuating circumstances. […]

Jan 14 2019 - FMLA/CFRA, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

Updated Human Trafficking Notices Released

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) recently released updated human trafficking notices for employers. California law requires some businesses to post a human trafficking notice near the public entrance or another conspicuous location where the public and employees may view the notice. The notice provides hotline and text numbers for the public and victims […]

Jan 11 2019 - Posters and Notices - HRWatchdog Read More »