A slate of new legislation and court decisions will change the way California employers hire, fire, train, pay, classify and manage employees in 2019. Our round-up of key issues will get you up to speed, and help you navigate which decisions and laws will impact you in the coming year. #MeToo Movement Hits California Employers […]
Effective January 1, 2018, California employers can no longer ask job applicants about their prior salary. The law also requires an employer “upon reasonable request,” to provide the applicant with a pay scale for the position. Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on October 12, 2017, AB 168 applies to employers of any size. […]
More and more employers in California are becoming subject to legal restrictions on the use of criminal history information when making employment decisions. The City of San Francisco passed the Fair Chance Ordinance, which became effective in August 2014, prohibiting employers with at least twenty (20) employees from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal history […]
Internet and e-mail in the workplace, now used by nearly 40 million Americans, have become valuable assets to business enterprises. Unfortunately, the way these tools are used — or abused — can become a disaster waiting to happen. A survey of 1,000 American workers revealed that 64 percent of those with Internet access at work […]
Jim Butler, Marta Fernandez and Louise Ann Fernandez co-authored an article titled, "Disastrous Wage And Hour Decision: California Supreme Court Makes It A Dark Day For Employers," which was published by Hotel-Online and Hotel Resource on April 18, 2007.