Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws


Employers need to be aware of a few significant new 2020 employment laws that may affect their daily business operations, policies and employees. Some new laws make significant changes while others make smaller changes to existing law.

Employment Laws Every Growing Organization Should Know About


Along with adding employees—which may change the feel of your culture as well as your floorplan—your organization may become subject to federal and state laws that take effect once you have a certain number of employees.

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


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.

?An Introduction to Global Employment Law

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A fully global employment law does not exist. Instead, local companies are bound to their country’s domestic law. Each of their laws governs the relationship between employer and employee. Unfortunately, this opens up a lot of room for loose definitions.

Hot Topics in Employment Law


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).

New Hampshire Employment Laws Business Owners Should Know


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 Hampshire labor laws every small business owner should know.

What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

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GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, outlaws genetic discrimination. The federal law has been around for a decade, yet many employers still don’t know exactly how to comply. The law also protects employees from employer retaliation.

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.

Seasonal Employment Laws: What You Need to Know for 2019


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? How many hours is part-time employment?

New California FEHA Regulations ‘Clarify’ Definition of Employer


The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) now has a new counting method for the five-employee threshold. Heads up, employers — new Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations are now effective. Definition of Employer.

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

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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

Whether you believe in demon possession or not, one thing is certain: The task is definitely not something for HR professionals! As most employment lawsuits start, Sally’s employment record was spotless until 2009 when she got a new supervisor, “Tom.”.

AI Hiring: Bias in the Code

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Unless there is a definitive effort to continue to introduce variability into the system, the model will discover and eradicate the variability. The law requires this. There is much work to be done to expand access to employment opportunity for all people.

New Law Expands Definition of Registered Domestic Partnership, Add Flex Plan Notice Requirement


In keeping with the new year theme, today’s podcast includes two new “sleeper laws” that took effect on Jan. These laws have not been highly publicized or spoken about frequently in the news, yet are still important for employers to know.

Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

Unless there is a definitive effort to continue to introduce variability into the system, the model will discover and eradicate the variability. The law requires this. There is much work to be done to expand access to employment opportunity for all people.

Should Millennials Be Concerned About Age Bias – Ask #HR Bartender

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The regular conversations about generations in the workplace raise an issue for candidates, employees, and employers – age bias. we have a law protecting people from age discrimination. Can you briefly describe the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) ?

Can You Refuse to Hire Someone for Speaking Out Against Discrimination?

HR Daily Advisor

The Washington Supreme Court recently held that job applicants have a claim under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) when a prospective employer refuses to hire them in retaliation for their opposition to discrimination by a different employer.

Iowa Court Decision Blurs Definition of Disability in Workers’ Comp Cases

HR Daily Advisor

A recent decision from the Iowa Court of Appeals should cause Iowa employers to hit pause on routine decisions relating to workers’ compensation claimants. The jury returned a verdict in excess of $600,000, finding illegal disability discrimination.

Consensual relationships and sexual harassment: How to prevent liability

Business Management Daily

Consensual relationships in the workplace can spell big trouble for employers. What’s an employer to do? Plus, behavior once ignored or below the legal liability standard is increasingly exposing employers to the court of public opinion.

DOJ provides informative take on ADA amendments

HR Morning

The Department of Justice (DOJ) just issued a final rule amending the ADA — and there’s one aspect of the rule employers will want to pay particular attention to. . The final rule integrates the broad ADA Amendments Act ( ADAAA) definition of “disability” into the ADA.

Is obesity a disability under ADA?

Business Management Daily

Final note: Some workers are protected from obesity discrimination; more may soon be. Michigan has banned obesity discrimination in employment since 1977. Weight discrimination is unlawful in San Francisco; Santa Fe, N.M.; Discrimination and Harassment Employment Law

EEOC’s new retaliation guidance should concern you – and here’s why

HR Morning

In a 76-page document entitled, “ Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues , ” the agency outlines the standards it plans to use to prove retaliation under civil rights and anti-discrimination laws. Best practices for employers.

Employee grooming policies: Review yours with a fine-tooth comb

Business Management Daily

Grooming policies have long been a flashpoint for employers and employees. Employers prefer that employees sport professional hairstyles. When a professional hair grooming rule is interpreted to ban ethnic hairstyles, the end result may be hair discrimination. Employment Law

Courts rule on employers’ ADA accommodation limits: Key takeaways

HR Morning

Ever since the ADA went into effect, employers have been warned that virtually any condition can now fit the definition of a disability. But the ADA laws have limits, as two recent court rulings illustrate. a former worker filed a discrimination, failure to accommodate and retaliation suit after the company fired her within a few weeks of returning from FMLA leave. Failed to show discrimination.

New Guidance Shifts Federal Policy on Religious Liberty in Employment

HR Daily Advisor

New guidance from Attorney General Jeff Sessions on religious liberty in employment “signals a shift in federal employment law and policy,” according to an attorney who focuses on employment law. Employment Law discrimination DOJ EEOC Hobby Lobby

California Moves to Amend Discrimination and Harassment Regulations


The California Fair Employment and Housing Council continues to move forward with proposed amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) Regulations, and the public is invited to submit comments to the recent modifications. FEHA prohibits harassment and discrimination based on protected classes. Required content, dissemination and translation of harassment and discrimination policies. The definition of time off for purposes of pregnancy disability leave.

New Jersey Harassment Case Ruling Leads to New Definition of ‘Supervisor’ and Other Surprises

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She then filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The board retained an outside law firm to investigate, and the firm found no sexual harassment or discrimination. The U.S.

The opioid crisis: Is drug addiction a disability?

Business Management Daily

Drug addiction touches every employer, whether it’s finding applicants to fill open jobs or accommodating treatment and recovery. Employers absorb part of that cost in the form of lost productivity and higher healthcare costs. Employment Law Labor Laws

New ADA guidance reveals 8 things employers need to know

HR Morning

The ADA’s interactive process has been one of the more vexing aspects of employment law recently. . Interactive process: a definition. As a result, employers must approach it on an individual basis — no templates, scripts or specific step-by-step process instructions.

Accommodating working parents during COVID-19

Business Management Daily

Accommodating working parents can be very challenging for employers as we all react to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers have several options to allow working parents to do their job while taking care of their kids. Does the employer still need the employee’s job to be done?

Too Much Emoji? The Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

” Emojis have no universal definition and are highly subjective. Emojis can also be easily misinterpreted and used as evidence in any discrimination case where intent is required. Communication Employment Law business kiss Mistakes workplace

Disability Discrimination: Kentucky Court Reinstates Fired Worker’s Case

HR Daily Advisor

The court found an employee’s complaint contained sufficient allegations of discrimination based on her disability and her use of medical leave to move forward toward trial. The court disagreed and reinstated Allison’s disability discrimination claims.

Nike bolsters wages of 7K staffers to close pay gap: Will other firms follow its lead?

HR Morning

Nike just joined an increasing number of employers that are making sweeping pay changes in an effort to close the gaps between male and female employees’ paychecks and prevent bias problems down the road. . Employment Law FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) Special Report

Court dismisses Google’s equal pay lawsuit, but company’s not off the hook yet

HR Morning

Specifically, Judge Wiss said the class status, which sought to cover “all women employed by Google in California” was too broad. According to Wiss, “This class definition does not purport to distinguish between female employees who may have valid claims against Google based upon its alleged conduct from those who do not.” The final outcome of this equal pay lawsuit could have implications for employers of all stripes, so we’ll keep you updated.

ADA Accommodations: Part of an overall ADA policy

Business Management Daily

Employers often view disability accommodations as rare isolated events tailored to one employee’s needs. Many things can go wrong for the employer that lacks an overall ADA policy. ADA disability definition. The ADA covers all employers with 15 or more employees.