California Legislature Passes Historic Bill Expanding Family and Medical Leave Rights

The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) is a state law which supplements the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The CFRA was recently amended (SB-1383 Unlawful employment practice: California Family Rights Act.) to cover many more employees. The updated law was just approved by the 2019–2020 legislature and when i...

New San Francisco Laws Provides a “Right To Reemployment” for Some Pandemic Employees

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided in June 2020 to pass an ordinance to help the community during the COVID-19 healthcare crises. The law went into effect after the Mayor declined to sign it. The ordinance, now law, applies to employers who have more than 100 employees. The law applies through September 1, ...

Key Facts Concerning Discrimination Based on National Origin

Employees who are discriminated at work based on their country of origin generally have the right to file claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in federal and state courts. Most discrimination lawsuits are based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII generally applies if...

Employment of Infants in the Entertainment Industry. AB 267

A new law, AB 267, passed in September 2019 provides additional employment protections for infants including their work as models and their recording. Prior to the passage of the new law, employers who hired minors required the written consent of the California Labor Commission if the minor was under 16 – for cert...

COVID-19 and California Employment Law

As California employees scramble to understand the recent changes in the law as it relates to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the following resources to the community generally and as to protections available to California employees in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Generally: - Federal and California tax return ...

P6 California Employment Laws Schedule to Take Effect in 2020 – Leaves of Absence and Workplace Accommodation

California Employment Laws Schedule to Take Effect in 2020 – Part 5. Leaves of Absence and Workplace Accommodation Several new laws on workplace leaves of absence and accommodations in the workplace were passed in 2019 that help employees. These laws include: SB 83, has many new provisions. Of key concern to em...

California Employment Laws Scheduled to Take Effect in 2020

California Employment Laws Schedule to Take Effect in 2020 – Part 1. Arbitration Agreements According to California Employment Law Report, California passed several new employment laws in 2019 that will take effect on the first of January 2020 – with limited exceptions. This is the first of a series of write-ups...

Frequently Asked Questions about Sexual Harassment. What Type of Training is Required?

FAQ About Sexual Harassment in the Workplace This is a follow-up to our first article on when employers must train their workers about sexual harassment in California. This article explains what training is required by the California California Department of Fair Housing and Employment. What training do employe...

Key Labor Code Laws When Employers Misrepresent Their Work to Solicit Employees to Move

Labor Code 970 can be used as the basis for a civil complaint against an employer. It provides that: This statute provides that: “No person, or agent or officer thereof, directly or indirectly, shall influence, persuade, or engage any person to change from one place to another in this State or from any place ou...