Author: James W. Ward

Pay Data
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California Annual Pay Data Reporting Opens

The California Civil Rights Department (CRD) updated its pay data reporting resources for 2024. Employers should start thinking about their annual pay data reports — due…

CDPH, Cal/OSHA Update COVID-19 Isolation Guidance
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CDPH, Cal/OSHA Update COVID-19 Isolation Guidance

On January 9, 2024, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated it’s COVID-19 isolation guidance, redefining “infectious period” to move away from a standard…

Happy New Year, New Laws 2024
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Happy New Year, New Laws 2024

Happy New Year 2024! The new year brings new employment laws, posters and employment notices for employers. So, grab your favorite winter espresso drink (better…

California’s New Leave of Absence for Reproductive Loss
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California’s New Leave of Absence for Reproductive Loss

California has created another new leave of absence for employers to manage. Starting January 1, 2024, private employers with five or more employees, and all…

New Employment Laws Starting in 2024
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Posted in Compensation COVID-19 (Coronavirus) General Posters and Notices Time Off Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

New Employment Laws Starting in 2024

This year’s legislative session ended with a flurry and, as usual, hundreds of bills were sent to California Governor Newsom’s desk, many of which impact…

Revised California Criminal History Regulations Start October 1
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Posted in Hiring

Revised California Criminal History Regulations Start October 1

In July 2023, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) approved revised regulations relating to the use of criminal history in employment decisions under California’s Fair…

Latest NLRB Decision Spotlights Employer Handbook Rules
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Posted in Labor Relations Workplace Policies

Latest NLRB Decision Spotlights Employer Handbook Rules

On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new legal standard for evaluating employer handbook rules — raising the level of scrutiny…

California’s Revised Criminal History Regulations Approved
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California’s Revised Criminal History Regulations Approved

As the rulemaking body for the California Civil Rights Department (CRD), the California Civil Rights Council (CRC) has been working for several months on revised…

Delayed Enforcement of CPRA Regulations
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Posted in Privacy

After Delayed Enforcement of CPRA Regulations, What’s Next?

As previously reported, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), went into effect at the beginning of this year….

U.S. Supreme Court Updates Federal Religious Accommodation Test
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U.S. Supreme Court Updates Federal Religious Accommodation Test

On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously revised Title VII’s religious accommodation and “undue hardship” analysis — the first decision to address the…