Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

HRWatchdog

In 2019, the California Legislature and Governor Newsom enacted 870 bills. Sunday, October 13, 2019, was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign or veto legislation that the California Legislature passed in 2019.

Employment Law 2020: Are You Prepared and Protected?

Ultimate Software

It’s a brand-new decade, and employment law changes are occurring at a breakneck speed right alongside technological innovation. Trends and best practices in employment law have evolved dramatically in recent years, and it can be hard for HR practitioners to keep up.

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Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

Employment and labor laws are constantly changing and evolving. Completing an HR Assessment can ensure legal compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and HR best practices. Child Labor laws are implemented for workers under the age of 18.

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. The push for so-called work-life balance isn’t going away.

Governor Signs New Employment Laws for 2019

HRWatchdog

Governor Jerry Brown signed several key employment law bills that businesses need to be aware of for the coming year. Here are some of the new laws taking effect in January 2019 that employers should anticipate: Assembly Bills.

The best employment law podcast is back! Tune in to the Hostile Work Environment podcast.

The Employer Handbook

I’m talking about the Hostile Work Environment Podcast (available on iTunes and Spotify and now on YouTube too). The Hostile Work Environment Podcast is the brainchild of Marc Alifanz. But then life got in the way. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment

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.

Employment laws to watch in 2019

Insperity

Employment law is ever-evolving, and 2019 is shaping up to usher in its fair share of changes. Employment laws tend to come in waves, with particular themes for each era. A patchwork of state and federal laws was eventually replaced when Congress set minimum age requirements with the Fair Labor Standards Act in 1938. At the turn of the last century, workers had few legal protections from wage theft or unsafe working conditions.

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. The good news is that HR teams don’t have to do anything—yet.

Oregon 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. It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. To deal with the death of a family member.

California ban on hairstyle discrimination goes into force

HR Morning

California law now prohibits employers from implementing dress and appearance policies that discriminate against employees or job applicants based on how they wear their hair. The Act also refers to discriminatory dress code policies that prohibit or discourage religious dress.

My conversation with the lawyer who, IMHO, just earned the biggest employment law win of 2018.

The Employer Handbook

By Chris Potter (Flickr: 3D Judges Gavel) [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Yesterday, I blogged here about the most important employment law decision of 2018. But, none should be happier than my friend, Dave Koller of Koller Law, LLC , who represents Ms.

Handling sexual harassment when the offender’s the big boss

HR Morning

How should you respond if an employee accuses one of your company’s leaders of sexual harassment? Progressive Women’s Leadership shares important insights in its e-guide, “ Women Leaders Share What’s Working: New Ways to Prevent Sexual Harassment.”.

CalChamber-Opposed Employment Law Bills Await Action by Governor

HRWatchdog

October 15 is the last day for the Governor to act. 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.

My conversation with the lawyer who, IMHO, just earned the biggest employment law win of 2018.

The Employer Handbook

By Chris Potter (Flickr: 3D Judges Gavel) [ CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Yesterday, I blogged here about the most important employment law decision of 2018. But, none should be happier than my friend, Dave Koller of Koller Law, LLC , who represents Ms.

Hot Topics in Employment Law

Paycor

Wage & hour violations, family leave, discrimination, harassment – these topics continue to generate conversation throughout workplaces across the country. No matter the size of your business, at some point you will encounter one of these regulations.

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. May need to notify law enforcement.

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. May need to notify law enforcement.

Retaliation—The Marcia Brady Of Employment Law

HR Daily Advisor

If middle child Jan Brady from the TV show the Brady Bunch were an HR manager, she’d scream “Retaliation, Retaliation, Retaliation!” neither can employers seem to escape claims of retaliation by their employees. However, she didn’t address any of the accusations made against her.

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. It’s up to you to make sure you’re compliant with all laws and statutes in your area. New Jersey Employer Handbook .

Sexual harassment in the Harvey Weinstein era: 3 ways to go beyond standard training

HR Morning

From the Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly scandals to the #MeToo movement on social media, sexual harassment is on everybody’s minds. The scandals have shed light on just how persistent workplace harassment still is in spite of the fact that 90% of U.S.

Tis the Season for Employment Law Compliance

Tandem HR

What business owners need to know as the holiday season approaches. 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. How does the law define religious observances or beliefs?

Holiday Parties and Harassment

HR Counselor's Corner

It’s that time of the year again when companies are throwing holiday parties to thank their employees and celebrate the season! But with holiday parties come the potential for a few legal pitfalls for employers. Ditch the open bar!

New dads score $1.1M settlement in EEOC parental leave discrimination case

HR Morning

As parental leave policies are becoming increasing popular, HR pros need to keep this in mind: Not giving new fathers the same type of leave as new mothers to bond with a newborn or newly placed adopted or foster child can prove very costly. . The primary v.

Teenage restaurant worker awarded $7.65M in sex harassment lawsuit

HR Morning

Need a reason to refresh your anti-harassment training with your managers? million this week after suing the company for sexual harassment, according to a story on Business Insider. According to a news release from the teen’s attorney Benjamin L.

EEOC releases sexual harassment stats one year after #MeToo

HR Morning

It’s been a year since countless stories of workplace sexual harassment started making headlines, and new data suggests the number of harassment complaints and lawsuits won’t be declining any time soon. . This is the first time this number has gone up in five years.

Think a harassment claim is false? Investigate anyways.

Business Management Daily

An employee who suspects she is about to be disciplined for poor performance may cook up a bogus harassment complaint in a last-ditch attempt to avoid trouble. But sometimes an employee’s performance may suffer because she is being harassed. The court dismissed his lawsuit.

EEOC outlines 4 new approaches to fight workplace harassment

HR Morning

Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency’s taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem.

Discriminating against disabled workers, applicants costs utility $1.6 million

HR Morning

Employers feared that disability discrimination cases would skyrocket after Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act a few years ago. And the cost of the latest disability discrimination settlement: almost $1.6

Facebook invites HR pros to steal its sexual harassment policy

HR Morning

In the wake of surging workplace sexual harassment allegations across all industries, Facebook is taking a drastic step. While the company admits its policy isn’t perfect, it is thorough and effective. Policy, training, investigation process & more.

Proactive policy changes HR should make: 3 key rulings

HR Morning

HR pros know it better than anyone: Courts are always issuing conflicting employment law opinions, which can make compliance an uphill battle. . But three recent court rulings addressing major HR issues have bigger implications than just another differing opinion thrown into the mix.

Fast Food Giant Under Fire for Harassment

HRWatchdog

The claims alleged misconduct at locations in 20 U.S. Twenty-five sexual harassment claims were filed against McDonald’s Corp. this week — 20 were complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and five were civil lawsuits.

NLRB: Social media policy can’t require employees to use real names online

HR Morning

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has released a 2018 advice memo from its Office of General Counsel regarding “whether various Employer [CVS Health] social media rules are unlawfully overbroad“ under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

New employment laws to watch in 2020

Insperity

Every new year brings new employment laws, and 2020 is no different. There are some big changes employers need to know about at the federal, state and local levels. Change at the federal level: White-collar exemption rules. Pay equity laws.

Price tag for training policy that led to sex discrimination in hiring: $3.1 million

HR Morning

A new lesson in hiring from the EEOC: You can’t get away with discriminating against a specific group of applicants by improperly structuring your training program. . one of the nation’s largest trucking companies, will pay over $3.1