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NLRB Expands Ability of Temp Workers to Organize

Following on the heels of last year’s expansive Browning-Ferris decision that redefined the joint-employer standard, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has now issued a...

State High Court Rules on Suitable Seating

The California Supreme Court this week issued a long-awaited decision on the issue of when an employer must provide “suitable seats” to an employee. The...

High Court Deadlocks on Union Fee Case

In a one sentence ruling this week, a deadlocked United States Supreme Court upheld a system allowing public employers to require nonunion public workers...

California Proposes Regulations on Use of Criminal History in Employment Decisions

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) recently issued proposed regulations related to the use of criminal history information in employment decisions. In part,...

California Supreme Court Will Stream Arguments Online

The California Supreme Court will begin streaming oral arguments online as the judiciary works to improve access and fairness in the court system, the...

What’s the Number One Federal Complaint? Retaliation

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year...

Sweet or Sour? The Problem with Office Valentines

Although Valentine’s Day usually brings pleasant thoughts of chocolates and other sweets, the thought of romance at work can leave a bitter taste for...

Gift or Re-Gift? The Company Gift-Giving Season is Here!

While checking off your holiday gift-giving list, you might also be shopping for co-workers. Whether buying for the office holiday party, “Secret Santa” or...

Veterans Reporting Opens Soon: New Compliance Form Available

The federal Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) collects and compiles data on the employment of veterans with federal contractors and subcontractors. Federal contractors and...

Rx for Paid Sick Leave: Amendments Effective Immediately

On July 13, the Legislature passed “clean up” amendments to the paid sick leave law – the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014....

What Happens If You Don’t Have a Written Paid Sick Leave Policy?

Beginning July 1, California employers will be required to begin providing paid sick leave benefits to their eligible employees. We often hear the question:  Do...

California Supreme Court Decides Commission Issue

A recent California Supreme ​Court ruling interprets how to apply a key test to determine whether a commissioned inside sales employee is exempt from...