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Apr 18 2016
Harassment & DiscriminationHiring

DFEH of California issues guidance on transgender rights

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently issued new guidance for employers regarding transgender rights in the workplace. In order to be protected by the law, a transgender person does not need to complete any particular step in a gender transition (social or medical). The new guidance…

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Oct 15 2015
Harassment & DiscriminationLabor RelationsLeave LawsSafety and HealthWage and Hour  

California Employers: More 2015 bills signed

Governor Jerry Brown has signed more bills from the 2015 California legislative session that affect employers, some of which are extremely significant.

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Feb 11 2015
Q&AWage and Hour

What is the liability under California law for failing to provide a rest period?

Q: If our company pays an employee for their 10-minute rest period, but the employee reports that he didn’t actually take a break from work, are we complying with California wage and hour laws?

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Jan 27 2015
DisabilityLeave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: Indefinite leave of absence is not required under FEHA

A federal district court recently ruled that a California employer wasn’t required to grant indefinite leave for an individual with a disability.

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Dec 19 2014

CALIFORNIA: Jury awards $185M for sex and pregnancy discrimination

A record-setting verdict for $185 million in punitive damages and $872,000 in compensatory damages has been awarded by a jury after finding that the employer had allowed sex discrimination to permeate the company.

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Dec 03 2014
Q&ALeave Laws

Choose the FMLA leave year wisely or you could be allowing double usage

Q: Can an employee be eligible for 12 weeks of parental leave, twice in a row, for the same baby under FMLA?

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Nov 10 2014
Q&ALeave Laws

How does California’s new sick leave law impact PTO policies?

Q: We have a PTO policy, which offers employees paid time off for a variety of reasons including sickness. Does our policy comply with California’s new sick leave law?

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Oct 10 2014
Employee BenefitsWage and Hour

CALIFORNIA: Governor signs more 2014 legislation

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed more bills into law from the 2013-2014 regular legislative session.

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Oct 07 2014

CALIFORNIA: New workplace bullying training required

Starting January 1, 2015, employers in California with 50 or more employees must include training on preventing “abusive conduct” as part of the currently required sexual harassment training for supervisors.

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