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Posted in Discrimination

Federal Court Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination, But California is Ahead of the Game

This week, a federal court of appeals for the Seventh Circuit made headlines when it became the first appellate court in the nation to hold…

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Posted in Time Off Workplace Policies

Changes to Los Angeles Paid Sick Leave Rules

The City of Los Angeles has a mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) law which is part of its minimum wage ordinance and which has been…

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Posted in Time Off Workplace Policies

Labor Commissioner Answers Questions on Paid Sick Leave

The Labor Commissioner’s Office recently updated its frequently asked questions about California paid sick leave (PSL). The updated FAQ addresses three areas where employers have…

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Posted in Hiring Workplace Policies

Webinar Covers High Points of Drug-Free Workplaces in California

All the buzz in California these days is about Proposition 64, aka the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. What does this high-profile law mean for…

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Posted in General

New White Paper Highlights 2017 Laws Affecting Small Businesses

If you own or manage a small business in California, you should be aware of new mandates for 2017 that could affect your personnel practices….

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Posted in Hiring

New Criminal Background Regulations Coming July 1

Today, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved new regulations relating to the use of criminal background information in employment decisions. These regulations will…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

New Rule Targets Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has developed a regulation addressing workplace violence protection in health care. I am the HR director for…

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Posted in Hiring

H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended

Employers who need to apply for H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialized skill areas, such as science, engineering or computer programming, have a fast…

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Posted in General

Budget Item Expands Labor Commissioner Authority

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups is opposing a budget item that expands the Labor Commissioner’s authority and exposes employers…

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Posted in Compensation Labor Relations

McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchises

A federal court in California recently ruled in favor of McDonald’s finding that it does not control the wages paid to employees at its franchises…