843
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…

960
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…

2742
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…

927
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
1061
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…

1429
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…

2126
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…

1316
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…

1229
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…

Log 300, Cal/OSHA, OSHA
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Posted in Record Retention Workplace Safety

New Federal Log 300 Rules Don’t Yet Apply in California; Change Coming

In 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (federal OSHA) issued a final rule relating to the tracking and reporting of workplace injuries. The…