Category: Discrimination

Comments Open for EEOC’s Proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Rules
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Comments Open for EEOC’s Proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) Rules

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The public has…

Posted in Discrimination

What Three Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions Mean for California Businesses

Just before the U.S. Supreme Court broke for recess at the end of June, it issued several landmark decisions, some of which have caught the…

U.S. Supreme Court Updates Federal Religious Accommodation Test
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U.S. Supreme Court Updates Federal Religious Accommodation Test

On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously revised Title VII’s religious accommodation and “undue hardship” analysis — the first decision to address the…

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Employer Best Practices to Ensure Compliance with California Equal Pay Act

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts sits down with Bianca Saad, CalChamber vice president of labor and employment…

Posted in Discrimination Harassment Workplace Policies

Pride Month 2023: Recommit to Being a Welcoming Workplace for All Employees

For five decades now, the nation has celebrated individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ — an acronym that has evolved over the years to stand for…

artificial intelligence AI
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Using AI in Employment Selection Procedures Guidance

Artificial intelligence (AI) — once only in science fiction and Hollywood movies — is a prevalent tool today in manufacturing, healthcare, marketing and education. Employers…

CalChamber commits to pay equity in California
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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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…

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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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…