A school district did not violate California law by terminating a school employee after she refused to provide verification of her COVID-19 vaccination status or undergo… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-california-covid-vaccine.aspx

A Los Angeles municipal employee’s medical leave was a motivating reason for her discharge, a California appeals court recently ruled, affirming an award of damages of… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-california-flma-leave.aspx

A national pharmacy chain could seek repayment of an incentive paid to a pharmacist who didn’t meet the length-of-service mandate for the incentive program, a California… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/court-report-walgreens-incentive-repayment.aspx

California announced a $16.00 hourly minimum wage for all employers effective Jan. 1, 2024. As a result of this inflation-related minimum wage increase, the minimum wage rate for all employers with California employees will increase from $15.50 to $16. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-minimum-wage-raised.aspx

An employee who was fired when he refused to continue working after city inspectors found numerous safety violations at the worksite was entitled to more than $7 million… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-california-whistleblower.aspx

Social media company X—formerly Twitter—is facing two federal class-action lawsuits claiming it failed to pay severance benefits after Elon Musk took over as CEO and… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/twitter-severance-lawsuit.aspx

California has re-established the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC), an agency that can develop strict industry-specific rules that may affect wages, working… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-iwc-refunded.aspx

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that employers are not liable when an employee catches a virus at work and transmits the virus to a family member . https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-take-home-covid-lawsuit.aspx

An art teacher and officer administrator at a Catholic school could go forward with her age discrimination claim, a California appeals court ruled. Her job duties were… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-california-religious-exemption.aspx

California workers who report violations of the law to their supervisors can qualify for whistleblower protections, even if the employer already knew about the… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-whistleblower-law.aspx