Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

Recent DFEH Settlements

In recent months, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has settled a number of employment cases, and, compared to previous years, enforcement looks as if it’s been stepped up. Here’s just a sampling of employment settlements in the past few months: July 17, 2018 — National Origin/Age/Disability Discrimination: Alleged stereotypical and biased […]

23 Jul 18 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

July Ushers in New Employment Laws

On July 1, several legal changes occurred that may affect your California business. Some of these changes apply only in specific local jurisdictions, but one change to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) applies to all employers statewide. If you are an HRCalifornia member, the content on our member site has been updated […]

2 Jul 18 - Discrimination, Local Ordinances - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New National Origin Regulations Coming July 1

As previously reported, the proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) addressing national origin protections were sent to the Office of Administrative Law for approval. The Office of Administrative Law recently approved these regulations, and they are effective July 1, 2018. Although California already has strict rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination […]

22 May 18 - Discrimination, Harassment - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

More Workers Are Postponing Retirement

More than half of all U.S. workers (53 percent) over the age of 60 say they are postponing retirement, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Two in five workers (40 percent) don’t think they’ll be able to retire until 70 years of age or older. Financial uncertainty usually tops the list of reasons why workers […]

16 May 18 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

New National Origin Regulations Move One Step Closer

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed amendments in 2017 to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections. The time for public comments and hearings on the proposed amendments is over, and the amended regulations are now with the state Office of Administrative Law for approval. If […]

30 Apr 18 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »