New 2022 California Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

The COVID-19 pandemic was still challenging for the California Legislature, but that didn’t stop it from sending several hundred bills to the Governor, many of which impact California employers. Here’s a quick look at some of the new employment laws that employers should be aware of.

Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

Employment and labor laws are constantly changing and evolving. Have you reviewed your policies and practices lately? Completing an HR Assessment can ensure legal compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and HR best practices. When reviewing your policy make sure: Background checks comply with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Child Labor laws are implemented for workers under the age of 18.

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Employment law changes to watch in 2021

Insperity

The new calendar year always rings in some employment law changes, and 2021 is no different. All these employment law changes are effective Jan. Federal employment law changes in 2021. Coronavirus-related leave laws. New laws on equal pay.

New California Employment Laws Effective Now, Coming January 1

HRWatchdog

It’s the first day of October, which means the leaves are starting to turn red and orange, pumpkin spice is everywhere, everyone is looking longingly at their sweaters — and new employment laws are here! COVID-19-Related Laws.

Not Too Late to Learn About Employment Law Updates for 2015

HRWatchdog

Continuing its tradition, California rings in the new year with changes to employment laws. Mandatory paid sick leave, for example, is a real game changer that will significantly affect the day-to-day operations and policies of California businesses in 2015. Did you also know that employers can now be accountable for wage-and-hour violations when they use staffing agencies or other labor contractors to hire workers? Webinar: 2015 Employment Law Updates.

The New HR Rules: Employment law updates for 2020

Business Management Daily

A comprehensive legal and HR compliance update is absolutely essential for keeping up with ever-changing laws and regulations. Here’s what you need to know about employment law changes to stay ahead of the curve. Family policies. Having family-friendly policies can help let an employer stand out as a desirable place to work. Meanwhile, new laws and novel interpretations of old ones require constant handbook and policy updates.

6 Employment Law Issues You Need to Watch

HR Management

It’s safe to say that many companies have a lot of issues regarding their employment practices and the majority of these issues are, in fact, legal in nature. The main reason is that many employers are not up to date with the latest employment laws and regulations, which means they’re not compliant with the workplace regulations that should’ve been made a priority to begin with. Wage gap and equal pay law. Discrimination law.

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. The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Some new laws made significant changes while others made small changes to existing law. Workplace safety and workers’ compensation.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business.

Trends in State Employment Law

Affinity HR Group

Many state and local legislatures are taking action in several areas of employment law due to the confusion, sluggishness, and/or inaction on the federal level. Some laws passed are part of long-evolving trends such as restricting inquiries into criminal and pay history, while others are responses to new social movements such as #MeToo. The following is a list of the prevailing laws that are popular. Note that the laws vary and may or may not apply to your business.

From Marijuana To #MeToo—Top Employment Law Updates For 2019

PlanSource

This article is a recap of a recent webinar featuring Kate Bischoff from tHRive Law & Consulting. Employment law changes tend to come in waves, driven by public perceptions of what’s fair for workers. We’re only a quarter through 2019 and employment law is already changing at a rapid pace, with an increasingly widespread commitment to greater pay equity, access to paid leave, and protection from harassment and discrimination.

Avoiding Employment Law Problems in China

Global People Strategist

As a whole, the Chinese government has become stricter about the business dealings of foreign companies, making it all the more important for foreign companies to be completely compliant with Chinese labor laws and standards (both national and local standards), while also providing ethical work conditions. Utilizing an employee handbook in the workplace is the easiest way to ensure policies and procedures are clearly understood, while also giving employees a resource for reference.

Connecticut Employment Laws Business Owners 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. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few Connecticut labor laws every small business owner should know.

Nevada Employment Laws Business Owners 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. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few Nevada labor laws every small business owner should know.

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. The 2017 legislative session produced new laws that will affect California employers’ day-to-day operations and policies in 2017 and beyond.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

For that reason, it’s important for supervisors and managers to understand the basics of employment laws and regulations to maintain proper compliance. At-Will Employment. According to The National Conference of State Legislatures, at-will employment means that an employer can terminate an employee at any time for any reason, except an illegal one, or for no reason without suffering legal liability. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

Colorado 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. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few Colorado labor laws every small business owner should know.

It’s time to rewrite your company’s PTO policies

Business Management Daily

Will it be workers’ compensation? PTO policy may not be something you consider updating regularly, and that probably worked for a long time. Leave laws were already complex, but federal pandemic legislation and swiftly changing local laws, have made it hard to keep up.

Employment Laws Every Alabama 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. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few employment laws every Alabama small business owner should know.

North Carolina Employment Laws Business Owners 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. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few North Carolina labor laws every small business owner should know.

Remote Compensation – What About Equity?

Compensation Cafe

So far, we have just scratched the surface of compensating people in the new “remote” world. In this post we open up our Remote Compensation Master Class (it sounds more important that way.) As it turns out, pretty much every country has its own laws and regulations!

New Jersey Employment Laws Business Owners 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. . It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. Here are a few New Jersey labor laws every small business owner should know.

Some Employment Law and Workplace-Related Thoughts Regarding Boots Riley’s Sorry to Bother You

HR Daily Advisor

He begins to excel at his job, eventually working his way up to becoming a top seller who handles lucrative sales calls for his employer, Regal View Telemarketing. One aspect of the storyline in Sorry to Bother You involves employees at Regal View Telemarketing engaging in work stoppages and picketing in order to obtain concessions from their employer. Terms in agreements that prohibit employees from discussion compensation and other workplace issues may also run afoul of the NLRA.

Employee handbook examples and sample policies

Business Management Daily

Be sure that the policies that you include in your handbook are representative of your company culture and your intentions to enforce said policies. It’s best to start your employee manual with a thorough table of contents to help employees refer back to specific workplace policies.

Workers’ compensation for remote employees: a guide

Insperity

Do you need to worry about workers’ compensation for remote employees? When your organization adopts or expands a work-from-home policy, it’s a good idea to take a fresh look at your workers’ compensation coverage and processes. Benefits and compensation

Telework and time tracking: Legal do’s and don’ts

Business Management Daily

For employers, the biggest challenge is complying with the Fair Labor Standards Act ( FLSA ). Employers who could adjust did – by immediately converting employees into temporary telecommuters. Most employers without significant numbers or remote employees didn’t.

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

HR Morning

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. Here’s the rationale: If an employer creates recruiting algorithms to find candidates based on the characteristics of those already working for the company, chances are the employer will end up with a pretty homogenized workforce. The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan.

Pay Equity in 2021: California’s New Pay Reporting Policy

Astron Solutions

On September 30, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB-973. While this law mostly affects California employers with 100 employees or more, organizations nationwide are bracing for similar laws to be passed in their states and major cities. What is California’s New Pay Equity Reporting Policy? Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Occupational Employment Statistics Survey. In recent years changes have been made to make the law more robust.

Seasonal Employment Laws: What You Need to Know for 2019

Zenefits

If you are hiring seasonal workers to help out for the busy holiday season, you might be wondering what the law requires of employers with regard to temporary employees. Q: Which employment and taxation laws apply to seasonal jobs? Employers still need to withhold for the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) , Social Security, Medicare, and income taxes from seasonal employees’ paychecks. Q: How many hours per week is considered full-time employment?

Company Telecommuting Policy Changes – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

Policy changes can be emotional events as evidenced by today’s reader note. The new company did not have a telecommuting policy but agreed to keep telecommuters providing they live far enough away. Can employers make unwritten policies like, if you live near the office, you can no longer telecommute? Kate, I know you’ve answered this before, but just to remind readers, there’s no law that requires employers to offer telecommuting – correct?

4 Labor and Employment Law Changes to Keep an Eye On In 2015

Insperity

There are potential changes to several other employer-related laws that you may need to prepare for. In order to avoid paying overtime compensation, many employers are misclassifying their employees as independent contractors or exempt. If the Department of Labor (DOL) finds out, noncompliant employers could face substantial penalties. Changes in marijuana laws. This has many employers won-dering how this will affect their workplace.

How to design a return to work policy that doesn’t trigger a lawsuit

Business Management Daily

A good return to work policy helps ease an injured, disabled or ill employee’s reintegration into the workplace. Various federal and state laws apply, including your state’s workers’ compensation rules, the FMLA and the ADA. Workers’ compensation absences.

Secure Your Seat Before These New Laws Events Sell Out

HRWatchdog

Lawmakers responded with Governor Gavin Newsom signing COVID-19-related bills into law — some that went into effect immediately and others that start on January 1, 2021. How will these and California’s other newest laws alter your workplace practices and policies?

Bill Proposes Benefits for Gig Workers

HR Daily Advisor

A bill introduced in both houses of Congress would create a pilot program to provide employment benefits to gig workers. The nature of work is changing rapidly, but our policies largely remain tied to a 20th century model of traditional full-time employment,” Warner added. This could include independent contractors, contract workers, self-employed individuals, freelancers, temporary workers, or contingent workers.

Severance Pay Basics and Policy Considerations

HR Daily Advisor

Severance benefits are payments made to employees upon termination of employment caused by events that are beyond their control, such as workforce reductions, plant closings, company takeovers, and mergers. Severance benefits are sometimes offered to encourage early retirement or voluntary resignation, or to discourage terminated employees from suing an employer. Severance benefits are not required by federal law and are required only by a handful of states.

Employment Laws: What You Need to Know About Medical and Disability-Related Leave

FingerCheck

If you’re an employer, are you up-to-date and in-the-know about the laws that govern how you’re required to handle medical and disability-related employee leave? The Americans with Disabilities Act is a federal labor law that was created in order to provide employees with disabilities with equal employment opportunities. There are other employers that may be covered under the FMLA — see the Employer Guide for more details. .

English-Only Policies Are Presumptively Unlawful Under New FEHA Regs

HR Daily Advisor

Effective July 1, 2018, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) issued new regulations under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) that directly address issues like language restrictions at work, immigration status, and national origin discrimination and harassment. English-Only Policies Must Satisfy Strict Test. ” Customer convenience, coworker morale, or employer preference—formerly acceptable justifications—are no longer valid.