Category: Workplace Policies

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Addressing Workplace Romances After #MeToo

The #MeToo movement has shined a much-needed light on unwanted and unwelcome conduct in the workplace, but consensual romantic workplace relationships continue to be a murkier…

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Posted in Benefits Discrimination Harassment Workplace Policies

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? Catch up now — episodes are only 15 minutes! The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting…

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Pre-Employment Drug Testing as Marijuana Tests Reach Record ‘Highs’

Marijuana is legal in California, and unemployment rates remain low. Meanwhile, workplace drug tests yielding positive results are hitting record highs. What should California employers…

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Employees Cannot Recover Wages Under PAGA

The California Supreme Court recently determined that employees cannot recover unpaid wages on behalf of themselves and other aggrieved employees under the Private Attorneys General…

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Need to Reimburse Restaurant Employees for Non-Slip Black Shoes? Court Says No

When must employers reimburse employees’ expenses? It depends, of course, on the circumstances. As previously reported, some employees submit unusual and even hilarious expense reports…

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Posted in Workplace Policies Workplace Safety

CalChamber Podcast Rewind: What Not to Wear – To Work and Other California Employer Concerns

In case you missed it, check out this podcast for tips on enforcing your company’s dress code during the summer months. Already in control of your dress…

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California Prohibits Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

On July 3, Governor Gavin Newsom made California the first state to ban racial discrimination based on hairstyle. The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)…

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Posted in Time Off Workplace Policies

Keep Your Workplace Running Smoothly During Summer Vacations

Hotter temperatures and no school for the kids means many employees are using up their vacation time. In fact, nearly six in 10 workers (58…

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Posted in Social Media Workplace Policies

Recent NLRB Advice on Employer Policies, Arbitration Agreements

On June 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released two advice memoranda addressing common employment policies and arbitration agreements….

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Denying Lactation Accommodation Requests in California

My employee is returning from pregnancy leave and has asked to have time off and a suitable place to express milk at work. We have…