The new year brings new laws that affect California employers as well as the HR professionals who play a critical role in ensuring compliance. From COVID-19-related regulations to routine increases in the minimum wage, there’s plenty to keep HR teams busy.
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Employers should be aware of the state and local travel quarantine orders and supplemental paid-sick-leave requirements that apply to their workforce.
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On November 3, California citizens approved the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (the CPRA), a comprehensive privacy law that amends another privacy law that went into effect in the state on January 1, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CPRA is intended to strengthen privacy regulations in California by creating new requirements for […]

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Confidentiality provisions in an employment agreement were so broad that they acted as a noncompete clause that violated California law, a state appellate court ruled.
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The Department of Fair Employment and Housing has launched an information page that provides needed clarity on certain obligations under the state’s new pay-data reporting requirement.
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A 59-year-old engineer who was fired during a companywide reduction in force (RIF) could not prove his individual claim of intentional age discrimination with statistical evidence that the RIF mostly impacted employees over age 50, a California appeals court ruled.
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California recently published a frequently asked questions page to help employers comply with an emergency temporary standard regarding workplace coronavirus exposures.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a regional stay-at-home order focused on shutting down regions based on hospital capacity in each area.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many California businesses are trying to apply existing laws to a new situation and are left with many unanswered questions.
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On Nov. 19, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted on and approved an emergency COVID-19 regulation governing employers and workplaces.
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