605
Posted in Independent Contractor

DOL Pulls Independent Contractor and Joint-Employer Guidance

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said that it is withdrawing two guidance memos on joint-employer liability and independent contractor classification. These guidance memos…

575
Posted in General

Four Employment-related Job Killer Bills Remain Active

Friday, June 2, was the deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced. The following four employment-related job killer bills moved…

631
Posted in Discrimination Harassment

California Proposes National Origin Regulations

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council recently proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections California…

1856
Posted in Discrimination

New Transgender Regulations Coming July 1; More Restroom Rules

The California Office of Administrative Law approved new regulations that specifically address protections for transgender persons, including equal access to use of facilities, such as…

611
Posted in Local Ordinances

June 15 Webinar on the Upward Trend in Local Ordinances

It’s an extraordinary trend that shows no signs of slowing down. From the Bay Area to San Diego, California cities and counties are enacting local…

AB 168, salary history
770
Posted in Compensation Hiring

Seeking Salary History May Be Banned

The California Assembly this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that could expose employers to costly litigation for inquiring into an applicant’s prior…

875
Posted in Compensation Workplace Policies

Closed for Memorial Day? Paying Wages to Employees

If an employer is closed on a payday that falls on a holiday listed in the California Government Code, such as Memorial Day, the employer…

1405
Posted in Discrimination

No, You Can’t Demote a Pregnant Employee If You Think Her Job’s Too Tough

Suzie comes into your office and tells you she is four months pregnant. You think, “Hmmmm, her job is really demanding. I should probably put…

929
Posted in Hiring

Positive Drug Test Results Hit 12-Year “High”

American workers tested positive for illicit drugs at the highest rate in 12 years, according to an analysis of more than ten million workforce drug…

858
Posted in Hiring

Summer Hiring on the Rise: A Look Back at Unusual Summer Jobs

During summer months, when school is not in session, employers often add to their workforce. This may be especially true in cities with a lot…