By: Richard S. Rosenberg,
Katherine A. Hren.
Eric W. Mueller
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
January 5. 2018
By now, employers are well-versed in the multitude of state and local minimum wage and sick leave ordinances enacted in recent years. However, one of the biggest unknowns was what enforcement and punishment would look like. Well, as 2017 has come to a close, we finally have some answers and the news is not positive for violators.
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By: Richard S. Rosenberg
Zareh A. Jaltorossian
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
December 04, 2017
Most people resign themselves to putting on a few extra pounds during the holiday season. But waistlines are not the only things that experience a temporary holiday bulge. Businesses also undergo a transitory expansion, fueled of course by the holiday surge in consumer demand.

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By: Richard S. Rosenberg
Janet S. Soultanian
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
November 20, 2017
New regulations issued by the California Department Of Fair Employment and Housing add significant new obligations and restrictions on California employers regarding the hiring and continued employment of transgender individuals.

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By: Richard S. Rosenberg
Katherine A. Hren
Justin T. Youngs
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
November 3, 2017
Governor Brown recently signed into law several significant employment-related bills. This issue of Compliance Matters is dedicated to summarizing these new laws, most of which go into effect on January 1, 2018.

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By: Richard S. Rosenberg
Zareh A. Jaltorossian
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
October 5, 2017
A recent lawsuit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed against cosmetics company Estée Lauder reveals a new twist on how a well-meaning employer is vulnerable to a lawsuit over parental leave.

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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Janet Soultanian
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
September 22, 2017
Since January, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has issued three important new employer Regulations on the following subjects: (i) when and how and employer may use criminal history information when evaluating job applicants and employees

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By: Richard S. Rosenberg
Justin T. Youngs
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
September 5, 2017

If you have never heard of “predictive scheduling,” read on. The concept, which refers to the legal requirement of providing employees advance notice of their work schedules (and any changes to those schedules), has picked up steam in several cities and states, including California.

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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Justin T. Youngs
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
September 5, 2017

On August 14, 2017, California’s Office of Administrative (“OAL”) law approved emergency regulations that address a conflict between current regulations governing gender-neutral restroom signage.

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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Matthew T. Wakefield
Eric W. Mueller
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
August 18, 2017

By now, you’ve likely heard about the former Google employee, James Damore, who was recently fired for authoring a controversial 10-page memo questioning Google’s approach to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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By: Richard S. Rosenberg
Justin T. Youngs
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
August 11, 2017

On June 30, 2017, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed the city’s new “Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance.” Effective January 1, 2018, the ordinance requires lactation accommodation requirements beyond current federal and California state laws.

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