A health care reimbursement program that is a state secret won’t cut it under San Francisco’s universal health care program�the Health Care Security Ordinance, according to an Oct. 16, 2013, order affirming an administrative law judge’s award of $1.3 million to janitorial employees.
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From: Janitorial Firm Must Cough Up $1.3M for Ignoring Ordinance

    

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From: Out with Mistletoe, Spiked Punch and Santa’s ‘Little Helpers’

    

An employee who told his employer that he would need time off because he intended to donate a kidney to his sister and was fired two days before California’s new Donor Protection Act became effective could pursue a claim for associational disability discrimination under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the California Court of Appeal ruled.
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From: Calif.: Organ Donor’s Association-Disability Discrimination Claim Can Proceed

    

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) pre-empts California law prohibiting the waiver of an administrative hearing before the California Labor Commissioner in an employment arbitration agreement, the California Supreme Court ruled in a 5-2 decision.
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Via: SHRM.org California News

    

Compiled by Benjamin Kennedy, Attorney at Law and Northstate SHRM Board Member.

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