Labor & Employment

Labor & Employment

California Labor & Employment Law Update: Key Changes in 2017 and What’s Slated For 2018

The legal landscape for California employers continues to evolve at the state and local level – ranging from prohibitions on inquiries into an applicant’s salary and conviction history, additional sexual harassment training requirements, to new immigration obligations.  The following is a high-level summary of the most significant changes in state and local labor and employment […]

Labor & Employment

Criminal Histories Inquiries: California Fair Employment and Housing Act

A relatively long-established boundary on the subject of job interviews is the criminal history of job applicants. Five years ago, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission set forth its enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. In a nutshell, the EEOC guidance asserts that an employer’s use of an […]

Labor & Employment

CLIENT ALERT: 2017 Criminal Background Laws

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 […]

Labor & Employment

The California Court of Appeal Further Burdens California Hospitals by Barring Meal Waivers for Employees Working Long Shifts

The California Court of Appeal’s decision in Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, decided on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, landed a severe blow to California’s already struggling Hospitals. In Gerard, the Court invalidated a section of Wage Order 5 relating to meal period waivers in the Health Care Industry which has been relied upon […]