Tag: religious accommodation

Answering Questions on Displays of Affection, Pronoun Use
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Answering Questions on Displays of Affection, Pronoun Use, Free Speech and More

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment General Counsel Bianca Saad, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Employment Law…

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…

Prevent Halloween Horrors This Year
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Prevent Halloween Horrors This Year

This year, Halloween falls on a Tuesday, and with a record number of people planning to participate in related festivities (73 percent, according to the…

Religious Beliefs, Gender Identity and Harassment Prevention Training
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Religious Beliefs, Gender Identity and Harassment Prevention Training

We have a new hire who says the harassment prevention training section on gender identity is against her religious beliefs and asks to skip this…

After the Vote: Implementing an Alternative Workweek Schedule
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After the Vote: Implementing an Alternative Workweek Schedule

My company adopted an alternative workweek schedule. Does this mean that all employees must work our alternative four-day 10-hour shift schedule, or can employees choose…

Labor Law Helpline: Pet Bereavement
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Trending Topics on the Labor Law Helpline: Remote Work Expense Reimbursements, Pet Bereavement Leave, More

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Ellen Savage discuss some of the latest labor and employment issues…

U.S. Supreme Court Updates Federal Religious Accommodation Test
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U.S. Supreme Court Updates Federal Religious Accommodation Test

On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously revised Title VII’s religious accommodation and “undue hardship” analysis — the first decision to address the…

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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Private Employers Can Choose Whether to Observe/Pay for State Holidays

California will have three new state holidays in 2023: Juneteenth, the Lunar New Year and Genocide Remembrance Day. Are we required to give employees days…

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Employers: Be Prepared, Not Scared, This Halloween

It’s Halloween, and people are planning to celebrate at pre-pandemic levels, according to the National Retail Federation. As employees return to the office, Halloween-related issues,…