Tag: FEHA

Business Legislative Wins
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Business Legislative Wins and What Employers Can Expect in 2024

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts sits down with CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman and Chris Micheli,…

Employment-Related Job Killer Bills
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CalChamber Opposition Helps Stop Employment-Related Job Killer Bills, Other Harmful Proposals

Governor Gavin Newsom laid down his lawmaking pen Friday night after signing 890 new laws into effect, and vetoing another 156, including three California Chamber…

End of Session Update: 6 CalChamber Job Killer Bills Head to Governor
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End of Session Update: 6 CalChamber Job Killer Bills Head to Governor

California legislators last week approved six bills designated by the California Chamber of Commerce as job killers, which will increase labor costs and create more liability…

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…

Podcast: Update on Harmful Proposals as Legislature Heads for Summer Break
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Podcast: Update on Harmful Proposals as Legislature Heads for Summer Break

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Helpline manager and employment law counsel Matthew Roberts and Chris Micheli, of Aprea & Micheli, give an…

California Legislature deadline
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Legislative Update After Legislature’s House of Origin Deadline

Nine California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills and two job creator bills remain after Friday’s deadline for bills to pass their house of origin in the California Legislature….

religious beliefs
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Employers Must Explore Reasonable Accommodations for Religious Beliefs

Religion is one of just two protected classes under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) — disability is the other — that requires employers…

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CalChamber Releases 2023 Job Killer List

Last week, the California Chamber of Commerce released its 2023 job killer list which, to date, includes 13 bills dealing with labor and employment issues,…

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Applicant’s Criminal History Off Limits Until After Making Job Offer

We want to protect our company and staff from criminals. Can we ask applicants if they have a felony conviction in our application or during…

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Medical Documentation Requirements for Disability Leaves

If an employee requests a leave of absence as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), can I require medical documentation from their…