New California Employment Laws

Don Phin

AB 46 by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) – Employers: wage discrimination. AB 168 by Assemblymember Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) Employers: salary information. The post New California Employment Laws appeared first on HRSherpas. Compliance california california law compliance employment law HR Human Resources lawIt’s been a very busy legislature. As I wrote a few weeks ago… when does it ever stop?

New 2017 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

HRWatchdog

Our employment law experts highlight the significant developments so far this year. Even though the year isn’t over, 2017 has already been busy for California employers. The post New 2017 Midyear Employment Law White Paper appeared first on HRWatchdog by HRWatchdog.

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New California Employment Laws Affect Businesses in 2018 and Beyond

HRWatchdog

Several new laws will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies in 2018 and beyond. Some new laws made significant changes while others made small changes to existing law. A new law that expands mandatory sexual harassment prevention training.

New California Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2017 and Beyond

HRWatchdog

These new laws will affect California employers’ day-to-day operations and policies in 2017 and beyond. CalChamber’s employment law counsel wrapped up their analysis of the significant pieces of employment-related legislation that Governor Brown signed into law.

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor

HRWatchdog

Quite a few employment-related bills have passed the Legislature. Five bills that could significantly affect California employers are on the Governor’s desk awaiting review and action. In addition, the bill carries the threat of litigation for employers.

Retaliation—The Marcia Brady Of Employment Law

HR Daily Advisor

neither can employers seem to escape claims of retaliation by their employees. Everywhere employers turn, there’s another retaliation claim being made against them under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or another state or federal statute.

Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

With all of the upcoming holidays, employers may be wondering if they are legally obligated to offer employees paid time off for any of them. Is there an employment law compliance or any obligations regarding cultural holidays and religious beliefs?

Georgia Employment Laws Every Business Owner Should Know

Homebase

It’s important to stay up to date on all of the employment laws in your state so that you can maintain compliance in your business. However, remember that our summary is not qualified legal advice, laws are always subject to change, and they can vary from municipality to municipality.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. At-Will Employment. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

The Seven Biggest HCM Compliance Issues of 2017

Ceridian

As we wrap up 2017, it is time to reflect on the year’s major compliance issues in the human capital management world. Fair Scheduling Laws. In 2017, many cities passed employee scheduling laws, also called “fair workweek”, “secure”, or “predictable” scheduling rules.

The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas (2017 edition)

Ohio Employer's Law

For the past five Noels, I’ve concluded my posting year with “The 12 Days of Employment Law Christmas.” On the first day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me. On the second day of Christmas, my employment lawyer gave to me.

In ‘Landmark’ Ruling, Court Says Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Illegal

HR Daily Advisor

Federal nondiscrimination law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time on April 4. Therefore, the discrimination was based solely on her gender, the theory goes.

“The Employment Law Year in Review” webinar recap

The Employer Handbook

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to “The Employment Law Year in Review” webinar we hosted yesterday. Discrimination and Unlawful HarassmentA couple of housekeeping items: If you signed up, Jon Hyman will be emailing you a link to both the slide deck and a recording of the presentation. And here are the cheat codes for people who didn’t sign up [ video // slide deck ]. Because lawyers love to talk, we ran out of time to address audience questions yesterday.

EEOC files landmark parental leave lawsuit: Was dad discriminated against?

HR Morning

When this employer rolled out its parental leave policy a few years ago, it probably never imagined it would be facing an EEOC discrimination lawsuit by one of its employees. The EEOC filed a discrimination lawsuit against Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

JOIN US: “The Employment Law Year in Review,” a free webinar on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

The Employer Handbook

A few weeks ago, I reached out to some of my favorite employment law bloggers to gauge their interest in collaborating on a year-end webinar. I had one date circled — one date between now and the end of the year.

Coordinating FMLA with Discrimination Laws

HR Daily Advisor

In this article series, we’ll focus on the intersection of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and how it affects many other laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), workers’ comp, and other state laws that apply to medical or disability leaves.

Federal courts split over sexual orientation discrimination

HRWest

By Diane Buisman A recent string of federal appeals court cases regarding sexual orientation discrimination has shone a light on an area of open interpretation under federal law. The post Federal courts split over sexual orientation discrimination appeared first on HR West℠.

Don’t Get Left Behind by New California Employment Laws

HR Daily Advisor

The California Legislature is constantly enacting new laws, many of which address relatively narrow issues. In some instances, however, there’s still a significant impact on employers, especially in industries that are being targeted by the legislation.

Sessions Memo Changes DOJ Position on Transgender Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement changing his department’s position on transgender employment discrimination marks a change in the legal landscape, but it doesn’t alter employer obligations under various state and local laws or the position taken by other federal agencies.

Our day at Epcot: Food, characters and, yes, an employment-law lesson

The Employer Handbook

Epcot Employment Law: The “Bona Fide Occupational Qualification” I promised you an employment-law lesson. You see, making employment decisions based on these protected classes is usually unlawful.

Age discrimination verdict: Jury awards former employee a whopping $51 million

HR Morning

Yet another example of how painful getting caught for discrimination law violations can be for employers: A New Jersey jury has just awarded a Lockheed Martin engineer an astonishing $51 million for discriminating against him because of his age. .

50th Anniversary of Age Discrimination Protections

HRWatchdog

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibiting age bias against workers 40 years of age and older. On June 14, the EEOC held a meeting to explore age discrimination in the United States workforce and future challenges.

Risky business: Pay discrimination case costs federal contractor $1.2M

HR Morning

million in back pay and interest and provide additional relief to resolve allegations of systemic pay discrimination against women at its facilities in Alpharetta, GA, and Boca Raton, FL, the Department of Labor announced.

2nd Circuit Rules Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed course, ruling on February 26 that discrimination based on sexual orientation amounts to discrimination based on sex in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 2nd U.S.

Was Inconsistent Treatment of Asian USPS Worker Discrimination?

HR Daily Advisor

In 1997, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accepted 16,394 charges alleging retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but that number swelled to 33,082 in 2016. However, that changed after she filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC in May 2011.

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

HR Daily Advisor

Religious discrimination hasn’t been a major concern for employers in recent years. There’s little case law on the subject and religious-based complaints rank low in the government’s charge statistics. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s charge receipts.

National Origin, Discrimination, and Employers—Oh, My!

HR Daily Advisor

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents or other law enforcement officials show up at your place of employment to arrest a noncitizen worker? Are your I-9 practices consistent with federal law? What Is National Origin Discrimination? 2 of our January 2017 issue).

Which of you hot shot lawyers wants to join an employment law panel with me?

The Employer Handbook

It’s the Plaintiffs’ Employment Panel. You see, as of yesterday at 11:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time, I officially became the co-coordinator of the Plaintiffs’ Employment Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Forced Pagan Ritual Ends in Discrimination Lawsuit for Virginia Employer

HR Daily Advisor

District Court in Norfolk, Virginia, drives this point home—and reminds employers to train managers and supervisors on discrimination and sexual harassment in order to avoid these types of lawsuits in the future. Employment Law HR Strange But True 2014 BLR discrimination HR

Does Dentist’s Age Discrimination Claim Stand a Chance Under the ADEA?

HR Daily Advisor

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—recently heard a dentist’s claim that her discharge constituted age discrimination. Following the committee’s second report, the dean terminated Gabby’s employment. The U.S.

A 5-part checklist that works for any ADA accommodation request

HR Morning

From extended leave to drug-usage during work hours, there are plenty of reasonable accommodations employers may be required to make under the ADA. Whenever the ADA — and potential accommodations — are in play, employers must engage in the interactive process.

New sex discrimination ruling: 4 things employers need to know

HR Morning

appeals court in Atlanta made a lot of waves in the employment law community this week by ruling that sexual orientation is not a protected characteristic under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Several states have more stringent laws. A U.S.

Dispute Over Job Requirements Defeats Summary Judgment on Disability Discrimination Claim

HR Daily Advisor

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently permitted a disabled nurse to proceed to trial on her claim that the termination of her employment constituted disability discrimination. Howard Fetner is a contributor to the New Jersey Employment Law Letter.

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

The plan will dictate where the agency will focus its compliance enforcement efforts from 2017 through 2021. In other words, if the agency investigates or sues an employer, chances are it’ll be in one of the primary enforcement areas outlined in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan.

Critical employer law reforms move forward in Ohio House

Ohio Employer's Law

This is the important first legislative step to getting this bill passed and enacting necessary changes to Ohio’s employment discrimination law. With opposition moving out of the way, I am cautiously optimistic that HB 2 will become law this legislative session. Related Stories Ohio again tries to restore sanity to its bonkers employment discrimination law. Employment Law Uniformity Act