Tag: discrimination

Pride Month: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
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Pride Month: Building Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Every June, Pride Month not only celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning, plus other sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ+) and their contributions…

Register Now for HR Boot Camp on May 2-3
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Register Now for HR Boot Camp on May 2-3

Do you know what the “ABC Test” is? Are you aware of what criminal history information is prohibited for job applicants? What about 2024 changes…

Lateral Job Transfer Can Be Discriminatory Under Federal Law
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Supreme Court Says Lateral Job Transfer Can Be Discriminatory Under Federal Law

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision holding that a lateral job transfer can be discriminatory under Title VII when the transfer brought some…

EEOC’s Enforcement Efforts
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What Employers Can Learn From EEOC’s Enforcement Efforts

Discrimination in the workplace is, unfortunately, alive and well. In fiscal year 2022, for example, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received 73,485 discrimination…

Wearing “Black Lives Matter” On Uniform Can Be Protected Activity Under NLRA
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Wearing “Black Lives Matter” On Uniform Can Be Protected Activity Under NLRA

On February 21, 2024, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision that an employer violated federal law when it directed an employee to…

AI’s Workplace Opportunities, Challenges
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Podcast Examines AI’s Workplace Opportunities, Challenges

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts, and Peter Bittner, award-winning multimedia journalist and artificial intelligence (AI) consultant, discuss…

EEOC’s New Five-Year Strategic Enforcement Plan
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EEOC’s New Five-Year Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP)

On September 21, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2024 through 2028. As previously…

California Legislature Passes Bills on Discrimination in Employment
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California Legislature Passes Bills on Discrimination in Employment, PSL Expansion, Reproductive-Related Bereavement Leave

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, employment law expert Matthew Roberts and Chris Micheli, adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of…

FEHA Liability
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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…

bereavement leave
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New Bereavement Leave Requirements for Private, Public Employers

What are the requirements of California’s new bereavement leave law? With 2023 in full swing, many employers are reviewing and updating employee handbooks and policies….