Author: HRWatchdog

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

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…

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Posted in FMLA/CFRA

Job Killer Mandates New Leave of Absence

A more expansive version of a job killer bill vetoed last year has been reintroduced. The California Chamber of Commerce has identified SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa…

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Posted in Form I-9

Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9

This past November, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9. Employers were given a grace period before they were required to…

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Posted in Hiring Labor Relations

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…

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Posted in Discrimination

California Proposes Regulations on Transgender Protections, Including Restroom Issues

Last year, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address protections for…

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Posted in Discrimination Harassment

EEOC Seeks Input on Guidance Addressing Unlawful Harassment

Yesterday, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stated that it is seeking public input on a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under federal…

EITC, W-2, Earned Income Tax Credit
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Posted in Posters and Notices Workplace Policies

New California Earned Income Tax Credit Notice

California employers who provide unemployment insurance must notify all employees that they are eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). AB 1847, a new…

California is a Judicial Hellhole
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Posted in Accessibility Compensation Workplace Policies

California Ranked No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole” in Nation

Once again, California made the list of the nation’s top “Judicial Hellholes,” according to the latest rankings of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by…

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Posted in Discrimination

Flu Shots: EEOC Settles Case Related to Religious Accommodation

Each year, the flu season hits the United States. The length and severity of the season is unpredictable and varies from year to year, partly…