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DFEH, Muslim Woman Settle Religious Discrimination Case With San Diego Fast Food Restaurant

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) reached a settlement in a religious discrimination case with a San Diego-based fast food restaurant, where a job applicant was denied employment because of her religious dress practice. A Muslim woman claimed that when she asked if she could wear a headscarf and skirt as part […]

Sep 13 2018 - Discrimination - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

Six LA Garment Contractors Cited Over $570,000 by Labor Commissioner

The Labor Commissioner’s Office recently cited six Los Angeles-based garment contractors $573,704 for multiple labor law violations. The contractors illegally operated under one license to avoid compliance with California labor laws, according to the office. Also, four of the contractors didn’t have valid workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. “Shared use of a garment manufacturing […]

Sep 12 2018 - Minimum Wage, Workers' Compensation - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

Updated FMLA Forms Are Now Available!

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) has released updated forms for managing leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). As we previously reported, the DOL has to submit forms to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review every three years. The DOL submitted the FMLA forms to the OMB in April, […]

Sep 11 2018 - FMLA/CFRA - Erika Pickles Read More »

And That’s a Wrap, with One Job Killer Still Standing

The legislative session came to an end last week. So how did it go? This past session, the Legislature addressed a variety of issues from wildfire liability, the #MeToo movement, to making surfing the official sport of California. There were over 2,600 bills introduced this year and approximately 1,000 have made it to Governor Jerry […]

Sep 5 2018 - Harassment, Labor Relations - HRWatchdog Read More »

New U.S. DOL Office Offers Employers Compliance Assistance

This past week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it’s creating a new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) to help companies comply with federal labor laws, prevent violations and extend compliance outreach. Labor laws can be complex, and the OCI’s goal is to promote a greater understanding of federal labor laws — allowing businesses […]

Aug 30 2018 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »