A Silicon Valley company that allegedly received trade secrets from a new employee and was sued by the employee’s former employer could not compel the claims to… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-california-trade-secrets.aspx

In October, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 476, which requires food facility employers to pay an employee for any cost associated with obtaining a food… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-food-handler.aspx

A nursing assistant who alleged that the Los Angeles care facility where she worked for nine years was so chronically understaffed—and she was so persistently overworked—that she never took a rest break and frequently had to work through her meal breaks can go forward with claims under the state Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), a California appeals court recently ruled. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-meal-and-rest-breaks.aspx

Uber and Lyft may not compel arbitration of claims brought against them in civil enforcement actions by the state of California and by the Labor Commissioner through the… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/court-report-uber-lyft-arbitration.aspx

Numerous states—including Louisiana, Ohio, California, Tennessee and New Jersey—have been finalizing rulemaking and legislation that create or amend professional practice standards to incorporate telehealth. Several of these states have also proposed regulations or laws related to the provision of care to youths. Read more here.

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A new California law means fast-food workers will be paid more and a new state entity will oversee working conditions in the industry. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 1228,… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-fast-food-law.aspx

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed a new law to require employers to adopt workplace violence prevention plans, maintain records of any threats or incidents of workplace violence, and provide effective training to workers on workplace violence. https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-workplace-violence-law.aspx

California employers will need to make changes to their background check and criminal history review process thanks to new Fair Chance Act (FCA) regulations taking… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-criminal-history-check.aspx

A coalition of California businesses recently announced its agreement with labor unions to withdraw their referendum challenging Assembly Bill 257, also called the FAST… https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/california-fast-food-bills.aspx

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