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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By: Richard S. Rosenberg
From: San Fernando Valley Business Journal
August 7, 2017

If you ever applied for a job that required you to fill out an application, you may have seen a checkbox next to the question “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?”

This year, a new regulation in the city of Los Angeles requires employers to remove that box along with the question about the applicant’s criminal history.
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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
John J. Manier
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
August 1, 2017

In 2004, the California legislature passed the Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”) to remedy what the legislature perceived as systemic under-enforcement of the state’s many worker protections.

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By:Richard S. Rosenberg
Katherine A. Hren
Stephanie A. Kantor
From: Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP
Newsletter
July 12, 2017

California’s Domestic Violence Law provides protections for employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Employers with 25 or more employees cannot discharge, or in any way discriminate or retaliate against these employees for taking time off from work for related reasons.

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