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New Laws for California Job Applications

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

California's 2017-2018 legislative session ended last month with a significant number of new labor and employment laws enacted by both the legislature and Governor Brown. Two such laws effect employers and the processes and forms used to recruit new employees.  Below is a summary of two new l...

Class Certification Reversed in Cases Against Uber

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Class Certification Reversed in Consolidated Appeals Against Uber On September 25, 2018, a Ninth Circuit panel 1) reversed the district court's denial of Uber Technologies, Inc.'s motions to compel arbitration, 2) reversed the district court's class certification orders, and 3) reversed as ...

Target Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Oct 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

  EEOC Report – Antioch Store Illegally Refused to Interview Candidate Because He Is Deaf According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), national retailer Target Corporation violated federal law when it failed to interview a qualified job applicant because he is deaf. T...

California Task Force Issues Guidance on Fair Pay Act

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

  California Fair Pay Act The California Pay Equity Task Force recently published guidance and approved resources for employer compliance with the state's equal-pay laws. While the documents don't provide official legal advice, they provide employers comprehensive and illustrative guidance th...

Pending Laws to Strengthen Sexual Harassment Training

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Sexual Harassment Training and Prevention Bills Under Review by Governor Brown The nationwide movement to increase awareness and strengthen women's rights holds true in the California legislature. With an unprecedented amount of introduced bills dealing with various aspects of sexual harass...

CA Legislature Considers Expansion of Employee Rights

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Sep 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

  California Employee Rights Both houses of the California Legislature are currently evaluating bills designed to expand rights of California workers. The current law-making session continues a trend of an increasing number of bills introduced to protect employees, especially in the areas of ...

Sexual Harassment in California

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Aug 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The Primary Laws that Define Sexual Harassment in California California law prohibits sexual harassment of all types in the workplace and goes as far as requiring employers to train supervisors on how to prevent and deal with sexual harassment. At the state level, the California Department ...

The Basis of California Employment Laws part 2

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jul 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

  California Employment Laws – Part 2 Employers in large cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles sometimes violate employment laws through failure to pay the minimum wage, due to intentional employee misclassification, or because of sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or unfair employm...

The Basis of California’s Employment Laws

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jul 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Federal and state employment laws often work in tandem to set standards, provide legal protection, and regulate employer and employee matters. California's employment and labor laws are a testament to this combination. Below is an overview of the primary laws that guide employee rights in Los...

ICE to Increase Worksite Investigations This Summer

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jun 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Form I-9 Audits Have Already Increased SignificantlyU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has already commenced twice as many worksite investigations in 2018 than it completed in all of 2017, according to a recent ICE news release. Since October 2017, Homeland Security Investigations...

EEOC, Estee Lauder Reach Deal Parental Leave Lawsuit

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Estée Lauder and EEOC Agree to Settle Sex Discrimination / Parental Leave Case SummaryCalifornia employers must understand the multitude of laws affecting time off for the birth of and bonding with children. At the federal level, it all started with the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA...

Ninth Circuit Rules on Equal Pay Act Case

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bottom LineWhile the Equal Pay Act (EPA) permits “a differential based on any other factor other than sex,” the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an important decision on April 9, 2018 in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that an employee's prior compensation is not a “factor other than sex.” Speci...

Employee Protections Breastfeeding Discrimination

Posted by Eric Kingsley | May 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Breastfeeding Discrimination Laws that protect employees from breastfeeding discrimination are grounded in both federal and state laws. We recap below the various federal and state laws guiding employee protections, as well as two proposed California laws meant to further guide against brea...

Protecting California Employees Workers

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

When seeking lawyers committed to protecting the rights of California employees or workers, look for experienced, and proven, wage and hour legal specialists. It can take a lot of bravery to stand up to an employer who refuses to pay you fair wages or the overtime you deserve, or who requires y...

Protections Against Employment Discrimination

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Apr 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Employment Discrimination  Employment discrimination occurs when an employee or job applicant is treated unfavorably because of his or her race, skin color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, or age. It is illegal to discriminate in any facet of employment, so workplace discrim...

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