North State SHRM News & Legal Updates
Your source of relevant news in HR in the North State, California and nationwide.
A former distillery president who claimed that she was induced to leave a higher paying job with false promises of equity in the business and later was terminated lost her claims. …read more
The California state legislature has approved a bill that would expand required training for supervisors to prevent sexual harassment to include gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. Employment attorneys told SHRM Online that Gov. Jerry Brown will likely sign the bill. …read more
While employers are always juggling their compliance obligations, immigration issues have taken on particular importance under the Trump administration. In this podcast, Shareholder Jorge Lopez from Littler’s Miami office, along with Sean McCrory out of Littler’s Dallas office, discuss key workplace compliance issues. They review I-9 and visa requirements and the potential for an increase in ICE audits and worksite visits. Jorge and Sean also address the uncertainty surrounding the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and TPS (temporary protected status) programs.
Cindy-Ann Thomas and her guests Littler Shareholder Allan King, and author and historian Carroll “C.R.” Gibbs provide a multi-faceted examination of the label “People of Color.” In this podcast, Cindy-Ann, Allan, and C.R. address the following, head-on:
Under current California law, employers may ask job applicants about their wages in current or former jobs. A new ordinance in San Francisco, however, will make such inquiries illegal.
How an employee’s work performance is documented can make the difference between winning and losing at trial. In this podcast, Shareholder Helene Wasserman from Littler’s Los Angeles office and Co-Chair of Littler’s Trials and Litigation Practice Group discusses how email has invaded the domain previously reserved for more formal written communications, and what steps to take to help protect your company from costly e-mistakes.
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