Category: Discrimination

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Posted in Discrimination

Employers: Be Prepared, Not Scared, This Halloween

It’s Halloween, and people are planning to celebrate at pre-pandemic levels, according to the National Retail Federation. As employees return to the office, Halloween-related issues,…

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Posted in Discrimination Employee Handbook Time Off

Trending Topics on the Labor Law Helpline: Halloween Parties, Listening to Music in the Workplace and More

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the issues employers are asking…

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Posted in Discrimination Posters and Notices

Employers Must Post New EEOC Poster Immediately

On October 19, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster to replace the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Discrimination Hiring Privacy Time Off Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

New 2023 California Employment Laws

It’s that time of year again! With a deadline of September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed many of the California Legislature’s labor and employment bills…

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Posted in Discrimination

DFEH Renamed California Civil Rights Department

Don’t be confused if you start hearing about the California Civil Rights Department (CRD). It’s not a new government agency — just the renamed California…

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Posted in Discrimination Performance

Moonlighting OK, But Not Job Performance/Attendance Issues

Can California employers require employees to submit written notification/disclosure that they have a second job? California is very protective of employees who engage in “lawful…

EEOC Charge Data
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Posted in Discrimination

EEOC FY 2021 Charge Data, Mediation Program Studies

Retaliation was, once again, the number one filed charge in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Fiscal Year 2021 charge data; it was included in…

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Posted in Accessibility Disabilities Discrimination

EEOC, DOJ Guidance on Using AI, Algorithms in Employment

Employers commonly use computer-based tools to assist in employment matters such as hiring workers, monitoring performance, and determining pay and/or promotions as well as other…

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Posted in Discrimination General

Ninth Circuit Asks California Supreme Court About FEHA Liability for Agents of Employers

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the California Supreme Court to determine whether a business entity acting as an agent of an employer…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Discrimination

EEOC COVID-19 Vaccines, Accommodations Guidance Updated

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated and expanded guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine…