Businesses that had to make their physical spaces more accessible for people with disabilities since the enactment of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) increasingly find that they must do the same for online access.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/GUmq6ZddCEU/website-accessibility-lawsuits-are-on-the-rise.aspx

California’s expanded sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements raise new challenges for staffing firms and their diverse working environments.

A labor union has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a federal agency’s determination that California’s meal and rest break rules are pre-empted by federal law for certain commercial motor vehicle drivers.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/B3vZkETWSoc/teamsters-challenges-decision-on-california-break-rules-for-truck-drivers.aspx

A staffing agency and the business to which two workers were assigned could enforce an arbitration agreement between the agency and workers, a California appellate court ruled.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/I4KrahXbQzY/staffing-agency-and-client-company-could-both-enforce-arbitration-agreement.aspx

ADP—and other third-party payroll service providers—can’t be held liable for claims of wage and hour violations against the employers that use their services, the California Supreme Court recently ruled.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/c2FypOpNFLo/adp-isn%E2%80%99t-liable-for-employer%E2%80%99s-alleged-wage-violations.aspx

California employers are likely familiar with expanded sexual-harassment-prevention training requirements that took effect this year. They should also be aware of additional anti-harassment legislation and update their handbooks accordingly.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/cNyBW1nTVww/california-anti-harassment-laws-prompt-handbook-updates-.aspx

It’s official: California’s infamous meal period and rest break laws no longer apply to truck drivers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s hours-of-service requirements.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/DCjSgMwkoYg/dot-pre-empts-california-meal-and-rest-break-laws-truck-drivers.aspx

A trial court erred in dismissing a caregiver’s lawsuit against a placement agency for unpaid overtime wages, a California appeals court ruled.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/talentacquisition/~3/iQH-qD6Pcfo/court-applied-wrong-test-when-it-decided-worker-was-contractor.aspx

An employer might be liable for a passenger’s injuries resulting from an accident that occurred while an off-duty employee was driving a company truck, because the employee was on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/AoT8BHEu5xQ/employer-might-be-liable-for-accident-caused-by-on-call-employee.aspx

An employer that failed to keep accurate time records should have used its employee’s calculations to determine the unpaid overtime owed to him, a California appellate court ruled.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/shrm/california/~3/6_K_VOi6xKI/employer-that-failed-to-keep-accurate-records-must-pay-overtime.aspx