Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

Employees Who Settle, Dismiss Individual Claims Can Still Bring PAGA Lawsuits

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that employees that settle and dismiss individual Labor Code violation claims against employers can still pursue a claim under the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), a statute that deputizes them to enforce violations on behalf of the state. Before the PAGA, only the state’s Labor Commissioner, not employees, could recover […]

13 Mar 20 - Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

New Employment Regulations Expected in 2020

Along with the numerous new laws that hit the books in 2020, employers can expect new employment regulations to take effect later this year. The Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has two rulemaking actions in progress that include proposed regulations for the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), criminal […]

26 Feb 20 - Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Employee should keep it professional when dating a co-worker.

What to Do When Employees Date

Valentine’s Day is here, and people are dropping serious money to express their affection. This year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that consumers plan to spend $27.4 billion celebrating, which is an average of $196.31 per person, up 21 percent from last year ($161.96). Most of that money will be spent on significant others, […]

14 Feb 20 - Harassment, Workplace Policies - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Hails Ruling Invalidating AB 51

On Friday, the California Chamber of Commerce welcomed a ruling by United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a law that would have banned employers from, as a condition of employment, entering into arbitration agreements for claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and […]

3 Feb 20 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

New Law Expands Definition of Registered Domestic Partnership, Add Flex Plan Notice Requirement

In keeping with the new year theme, today’s podcast includes two new “sleeper laws” that took effect on Jan. 1, 2020. These laws have not been highly publicized or spoken about frequently in the news, yet are still important for employers to know. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and […]

30 Jan 20 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »