Category: Discrimination

CalChamber commits to pay equity in California
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Posted in Compensation Discrimination

Free White Paper: California’s Pay Equity Focus Increases Employers’ Responsibilities

On May 2, 2023, the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) signed California’s Equal Pay Pledge, underscoring its commitment to and endorsement of efforts to close…

religious beliefs
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Posted in Discrimination

Employers Must Explore Reasonable Accommodations for Religious Beliefs

Religion is one of just two protected classes under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) — disability is the other — that requires employers…

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Posted in Disabilities Discrimination

EEOC Updates ‘Hearing Disabilities in the Workplace’ Guidance

Approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America, which also notes that hearing loss has…

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Posted in Discrimination

New Priorities in EEOC’s Proposed Five-Year Strategic Enforcement Plan

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which enforces federal anti-discrimination laws in the workplace, has released a proposed strategic enforcement plan for fiscal years…

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Posted in Discrimination Hiring Workplace Policies

CalChamber Launches Foundations of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Course

In today’s workplace, the importance of incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) cannot be understated. Specifically, 74 percent of U.S. workers say corporate investment in…

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Posted in Discrimination Health and Safety

Colds, Flus, RSV: What Can California Employers Do?

After COVID-19 dominated our lives for the last few years, other highly contagious respiratory illnesses — like colds, flus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) —…

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Posted in Discrimination Hiring Workplace Policies

Best Practices for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and diversity and inclusion consultant Jonathan Mayes discuss best practices for fostering…

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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…