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, ...

Practical Issues in Employment Termination Cases – Such as How You Prove You Were Fired for Your Race or Pregnancy 

You need your job to feed yourself and your family. Employers should never have the right to fire you because of your race, gender, national origin, disability, you’re getting too old, or for other reasons as this is considered Wrongful Termination against an employee. When employers violate federal or state discrimi...

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...

New Ninth Circuit Ruling Applies Dynamex Decision Retroactively – Making It Hard to Say Workers aren’t Employees

The San Francisco Chronicle reported on May 2, 2019, that the California Supreme Court Dynamex decision can be applied retroactively. Dynamex changed the rules in the new gig economy – the sector of the economy that uses apps to help drive business while giving workers flexible hours. Both the Dynamex decision and...

New Bill Seeks to End Mandatory Arbitration Contracts

Vox reported in Mid-November 2018, that the federal House of Representatives is considering a new law which will ban businesses from forcing workers to sign mandatory arbitration clauses before they could be hired. New York Representative Jerrold Nadler and other House Democrats introduced a bill called the Restoring J...

What Criminal Records Can’t Be Reviewed by a Prospective Employer

The new ban the box law in California provides that employers must wait until a conditional offer of employment is made before they conduct a criminal background check. The law prevents the prescreening of applicants. In this way, the decision to hire the applicant is based on his/her abilities. Once the offer of em...

Commonly Used Employment Laws in California

Employers must comply with the following laws according to the California Department of Fair Housing and Employment Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) FEHA Regulations Department's Procedural Regulations California Family Rights Act (CFRA) New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) Unruh Civil Rights Act (Requ...