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UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – MARCH 2016

NEW EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYER HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION PREVENTION POLICIES Effective April 1, 2016, employers must comply with a new California law relating to employer harassment, discrimination and retaliation prevention policies.  The new regulation mandates specific procedures for compliance with an employer’s statutory duty to take reasonable steps to prevent and promptly correct […]

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – OCTOBER 2015

Arbitration of Employment Claims. The California legislature recently passed AB 465, which is a bill that prohibits employers from requiring employees to agree to arbitrate employment claims as a condition of their employment.  Other provisions of AB 465 include: 1) requiring employers to prove that arbitration was entered into voluntarily; 2) prohibiting employers from threatening, […]

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – JUNE 2015

RELIGION A MOTIVATING FACTOR FOR NOT HIRING? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits a prospective employer from refusing to hire an applicant in order to avoid accommodating a religious practice that it could accommodate without undue hardship.  In EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, the EEOC sued Abercrombie & Fitch on behalf […]

UPDATES FOR CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS – APRIL 2015

EMPLOYEE REFUSES TO WORK OT BECAUSE OF HIS RELIGION In Copple v. CDC, plaintiff was an employee of the California Department of Corrections who was disciplined after refusing to work overtime.  Plaintiff’s reason for refusing to work overtime was that it interfered with his practice of his religion, Sun Worshiping Atheism.  After being disciplined, plaintiff […]

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