Tag: religious accommodation

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,…

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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 COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Mandatory Vaccination Order Now Covers Direct Care Workers

On August 5, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statewide mandatory vaccination order for most health care facilities. However, certain caregiver…