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Update on New Background Check Rules for San Francisco Employers

UPDATE: San Francisco’s mayor signed the new ordinance that limits the use of criminal history information by San Francisco employers. The ordinance will become effective on August 13, 2014. Employers covered by the new ordinance will need to review job applications and other hiring and employment documentation. A new poster will also be required. Look […]

Feb 26 2014 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

Clues Your Employee May Be Itching to Quit

Employees who are thinking about leaving their job may be giving off clues, according to a recent study on voluntary turnover. Timothy Gardner, a Utah State University associate professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, completed a study on voluntary turnover with some interesting, though perhaps not surprising findings. For instance, an employee […]

Feb 25 2014 - Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »

DFEH Proposes to Amend CFRA Regulations: Hearings and Comment Period Set

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (Council) is proposing amendments to its California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations (Title 2, CCR secs. 11087 to 11098). “The broad objective of the proposed amendments is to further supplement those regulations, primarily by clarifying confusing rules, making technical amendments to ease readability, and adopting and modifying some of […]

Feb 24 2014 - FMLA/CFRA, Pregnancy Disability Leave, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

Hotel Chain to Pay $75,800 to Settle Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Extended Stay Hotels agreed to pay $75,800 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit. Extended Stay Hotels paid a female employee, Latoya Weaver, less than male guest services representatives, according to the EEOC’s lawsuit. The employees all worked at a hotel located in […]

Feb 20 2014 - Compensation, Discrimination - HRWatchdog Read More »

Executive Order Increases Federal Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

Last week, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring that all new federal contracts and subcontracts include a clause specifying that the minimum wage to be paid to workers under those federal contracts and subcontracts must be at least $10.10 per hour. The rate is effective beginning January 1, 2015, for all new contracts and replacements for […]

Feb 18 2014 - Compensation, Minimum Wage - HRWatchdog Read More »