Tag: applicants

FEHA Liability
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Posted in Discrimination

California Supreme Court Imposes FEHA Liability on Agents of Employers

In a long-awaited decision, the California Supreme Court has determined that third-party business agents of a certain size can now be directly liable for violations…

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Posted in Hiring

Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Pay for Try-Out Time

If we ask a job applicant to demonstrate their job skills during an interview, do we have to pay them for their time? During the…

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Posted in Accessibility Disabilities Discrimination

EEOC, DOJ Guidance on Using AI, Algorithms in Employment

Employers commonly use computer-based tools to assist in employment matters such as hiring workers, monitoring performance, and determining pay and/or promotions as well as other…

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Posted in Discrimination General

Ninth Circuit Asks California Supreme Court About FEHA Liability for Agents of Employers

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has asked the California Supreme Court to determine whether a business entity acting as an agent of an employer…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Discrimination

EEOC COVID-19 Vaccines, Accommodations Guidance Updated

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated and expanded guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation Workplace Safety

Applicants’ Workers’ Comp Claim History Can’t Be Used for Screening

We work in an industry that is at a higher risk for workplace injury. In an effort to keep our workers’ compensation costs lower, can…

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Posted in Hiring

Common Virtual, In-Person Interview Mistakes

As job interviews shifted from in-person to virtual over the last year and a half, the common mistakes applicants may make also changed. According to…

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Posted in Privacy

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Enforcement Begins July 1

As previously reported, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020, but the earliest date the California Attorney General could…

California employers should review their pre-employment practices, including job applications, advertisements and pre-employment inquiries, before July 1.
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Posted in Discrimination

New California FEHA Regulations for Pre-Employment Practices Start July 1

New Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations clarify what pre-employment practices (like job applications, advertisements and pre-employment inquiries) constitute age and religious creed based…

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Posted in Hiring Workplace Policies

New CalChamber Podcast Discusses “Ghosting” In The Workplace

As employers are finding it harder and harder to fill positions, a new problem that is arising is job abandonment and applicants disappearing in the…