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California Paid Sick Leave Posting and Notice Requirements Take Effect January 1, 2015

December 16, 2014 - 11:55 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

As California employers know, California recently enacted a statewide paid sick leave mandate for California employers.  Although employers need not start providing paid sick leave benefits until July 1, 2015, the law’s posting and notice requirements take effect January 1, 2015, according to guidance published this month by the California Labor Commissioner’s office. ...
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California Expands Mandated Sexual Harassment Training to Include Workplace Bullying

September 16, 2014 - 10:22 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

Since 2005, California has required employers with 50 or more employees to conduct sexual harassment training of supervisors within 6 months of assuming a supervisory position and biennially thereafter.  Last week, Governor Brown signed AB 2053 into law, expanding the mandated content of this training to include training on prevention of “abusive conduct.”  The statute...
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San Francisco Adopts Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, Increasing Cost of Employing Workers in the City by the Bay

October 14, 2013 - 2:46 PM

By: Robin E. Largent

Last week, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, giving employees the right to request flexible work schedules or other accommodations to help the employee with childcare obligations and other similar household obligations.  The ordinance of course provides legal remedies to an employee whose rights under the...
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EEOC Steps Up Enforcement Actions Based on Employer Use of Criminal Background Checks

June 18, 2013 - 10:21 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

Employers probably recall that last year the EEOC published guidance on the use of criminal background checks in the hiring process.  This led many to forecast that the EEOC would be stepping up its enforcement efforts in this area.  Well, earlier this month the EEOC filed lawsuits against two different companies,...
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Make Way for Ducklings (and other assistive animals) in the California Workplace

May 30, 2013 - 12:35 PM

By: Dan M. Forman

California’s newest regulations pertaining to the rights of the disabled in the workplace require employers to allow “assistive animals” in the workplace as a reasonable accommodation to certain disabled employees.  See CCR 7293.6 & 72940(k). While service dogs for the visually and hearing impaired have become a more common sight in...
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DHS Issues New I-9 Manual

March 18, 2013 - 9:27 AM

Following its recent release of a new I-9 form, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has now announced that a new I-9 manual has been released.  The manual is a useful guide to some of the more obscure procedures involved with the I-9 form.  The manual can be found here. 
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New I-9 Form Released

March 11, 2013 - 10:11 AM

On Friday, March 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security finally issued the long-awaited updated I-9 Form.  The old form can still be used for two months until May 7, 2013.  The new I-9 form is available here. The I-9 form is used to verify work authorization of new hires in the U.S. as...
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Reminder:  FMLA-Covered Employers Must Post New FMLA Poster

March 8, 2013 - 10:26 AM

By: Robin E. Largent

In recent years, the FMLA has been amended several times, most recently in 2009 under the National Defense Authorization Act and Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act.  While the most recent amendments relate to rarely used FMLA provisions, the DOL recently approved new regulations covering these provisions, and of even more significance to all FMLA-covered...
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