Posts Tagged ‘FEHA’

California’s ‘Nutty’ Assistive Animal Labor Laws

In honor of National Nut Day today, let’s talk about squirrels. Flying squirrels . . . as in squirrels in airplanes. Actually . . . a squirrel that did not get to fly in an airplane, despite its owner’s best efforts. What does this nutty story have to do with employment law you ask? Keep […]

22 Oct 18 - Accessibility, Workplace Safety - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

Bill Limiting Use of Settlement/Arbitration Agreements on Governor’s Desk

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that limits the use of settlement and arbitration agreements for labor and employment claims has passed the Senate and is on its way to the Governor. The CalChamber has tagged AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego) as a job killer because it will create more litigation, significant delays […]

29 Aug 18 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Comments on Proposed National Origin Regulations Due by September 27

As reported earlier, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council has proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections. The draft regulations discuss the type of acts that may constitute national origin discrimination (see Initial Statement of Reasons). The regulations also discuss prohibited immigration-related practices. California already […]

19 Sep 17 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Proposes National Origin Regulations

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council recently proposed amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to specifically address national origin protections California has strict rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on protected classes, including national origin. The draft regulations discuss the type of acts that may constitute national origin discrimination. The […]

5 Jun 17 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Reminder: Significant FEHA Amendments Effective April 1

Employers take note: after months of public comment and revisions, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council adopted amendments to its Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations. These amendments go into effect April 1, 2016, and reinforce state law that it’s an employer’s affirmative duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct discriminatory […]

30 Mar 16 - Discrimination, Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »