Under California law, employees normally accrue daily overtime for hours worked over eight hours in a day. Alternative workweek schedules permit workplaces to adopt… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-alternative-workweek-schedules.aspx

California just took a huge leap forward when Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order establishing it as the first state in the nation to begin creating a… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-blockchain-executive-order.aspx

The California Legislature considered fewer bills during the prior two sessions—due to the COVID-19 pandemic—but lawmakers in the state appear to be picking up the pace… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/top-california-bills-for-employers-to-watch-in-2022.aspx

Employers must provide employees with a safe place to work, but this duty does not include ensuring that an offsite meeting place for co-workers and business associates—such as an employee’s home—is safe from criminal acts committed by third parties, a California appeals court ruled. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/calif-employer-not-liable-for-employee-injury-at-co-worker-home.aspx

A California appeals court allowed a victim’s mother to sue the city of San Francisco for wrongful death when a police officer’s stolen firearm was used to kill someone. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/calif-police-dept-may-be-liable-for-off-duty-officer-gun.aspx

Claims made under the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) can result in huge penalties for businesses. Employers may want to enforce arbitration agreements… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/employers-await-significant-high-court-ruling-in-california-paga-case.aspx

A federal judge in California recently approved an $18 million agreement between video game publisher Activision Blizzard and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/activision-blizzard-to-pay-18-million-to-resolve-eeoc-sexual-harassment-lawsuit.aspx

California’s laws requiring corporate board diversity are currently being challenged in court, and one lawsuit is scheduled for trial in May. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/challenges-to-california-board-diversity-statutes.aspx

At its upcoming April 21 meeting, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board will consider revisions to first-aid kit requirements under construction… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/calosha-to-consider-revisions-to-first-aid-kit-requirements.aspx

Despite his at-will status, a former employee may proceed with a lawsuit under the California Labor Code alleging that his employer intentionally misrepresented the… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-claim-of-falsely-represented-job-offer.aspx