Employment Law Blogs2023-11-02T13:48:32-07:00

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EEOC Guidelines on Harassment: Transforming Workplace Culture in 2024

In today's dynamic world of work, where the rules and rights are constantly shifting, a noteworthy update has come to the forefront, courtesy of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Recently, this federal agency took a pivotal step in shaping the landscape of employee rights and employer responsibilities. On October 2, 2023, the EEOC unveiled a comprehensive draft guidance known as “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace." The proposed guide outlines broad protections for LGBTQ+ employees and sets the stage for understanding bias claims related to abortion decisions. Furthermore, it addresses the complexities of the "virtual workplace," highlighting [...]

By |February 7th, 2024|Categories: Employment Law|

A Complete Guide to 2024 California Employment Law Updates

As each year passes, employment laws in California are constantly changing, and recent legal changes that took effect January 1, 2024, have introduced significant modifications that will impact employers. From cannabis protections to workplace violence to NDA agreements, now is the perfect time for California employers to set the tone for the year, stay informed about these changes, and take the necessary actions to not only ensure compliance, but maintain a healthy workplace environment. Let's take a dive into the key 2024 legal updates and their implications as they relate to California employment. New Cannabis Protections Since January 1, 2024, [...]

By |January 16th, 2024|Categories: Employment Law|

Implementing a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan in California

Employers in California are consistently adjusting to evolving laws and regulations to guarantee compliance and to prioritize the safety and wellness of their staff. An important shift is on the horizon: effective July 1, 2024, a substantial number of California employers will be required to create and implement a thorough Workplace Violence Prevention Plan (WVPP). This new requirement raises a host of potential challenges for employers. Employers must strike a balance between complying with their legal requirements and maintaining an atmosphere of collegiality and cooperation among their employees. This article examines ways for employers to successfully implement a WVPP without [...]

By |December 13th, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|

Staying Ahead: A Company’s Checklist for California’s 2024 Employment Law Updates

Employers must be aware of and revise their employment-related documents to reflect important changes to California and federal law, as recent decisions made by the NLRB and the 9th Circuit have been issued by the EEOC. One of a company’s most powerful ways to deter future litigation is by ensuring that its agreements, handbooks, and policies are legally compliant. In this blog post, we will explore the critical changes to both California and federal employment laws, recent pivotal decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the 9th Circuit, and the latest regulations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [...]

By |November 21st, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|

CPRA Deadline Extension: What California Employers Need to Know

If you saw our blog on all the 2023 California employment law updates, then the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) regulations may ring a bell. For California employers, there has been a recent Court decision to be aware of. The deadline to enforce the new CPRA regulations has been pushed to March 2024. While you have some more time to prepare, it’s good to take advantage of the extra time to make sure you are aware of the essential updates. A Quick Introduction to CPRA First things first, let’s do a quick refresh on what CPRA entails. Think of it [...]

By |September 25th, 2023|Categories: Employment Law|

Staying Compliant with the Private Attorneys General Act – An Employer’s Cheat Sheet

In the ever-evolving landscape of labor laws, the recent amendments to the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) have gained significant attention. With its roots in California law, PAGA plays an essential role in enforcing labor codes and protecting employees' rights. However, the latest ruling brought forward substantial changes to the act that demand urgent attention from employers for continued compliance. In this blog post, we’ll break down these changes, their significance, and answer some common questions that will in hopes provide a roadmap for employers to navigate this new terrain. What is PAGA and Why Does it Matter? Before diving [...]

By |August 3rd, 2023|Categories: Employment Law, Lawsuits|