The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) has had a heat illness prevention rule in place since 2006; that rule has been revised and updated several times. But, as often as it has been updated and as determinedly as Cal/OSHA has enforced it, the rule has had one huge, gaping hole in coverage: indoor […]
by Michelle Lee Flores and Brett Nicole Taylor California employers need to be in compliance with the state’s new “all-gender” requirements for single-use restrooms by March 1. Assembly Bill 1732 requires all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or local government agency in California to be identified as an all-gender […]
Question: Can salary history/previous salary on an on-line application be asked as a question?
President-elect Donald Trump has proposed 6 weeks of paid leave for new mothers. New fathers, same-sex female partners, adoptive parents, and foster parents, however, would not receive any paid time off to care for a new child.
The new federal overtime rules, the misclassification of employees, and recordkeeping are among the top five wage and hour risks employers in California face, according to California attorney Marc Jacuzzi of the law firm Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health’s (OSHA) reports on deficiencies in state-run OSHA programs were published in September 2010. Cal/OSHA has been working steadily ever since to address federal OSHA’s criticisms—including a criticism that Cal/OSHA had too narrowly drawn the criteria for “repeat” citations and criticisms of Cal/OSHA’s appeals process.
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a $1.8 million ApprenticeshipUSA grant to the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) to develop and expand apprenticeship programs in California.
By Megan Walker, Fisher Phillips The Federal Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Fifty-three years later, lawmakers across the U.S. are still searching for ways to narrow the pay gap between men and women. The Foundation: The Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the […]
By Megan Walker, Fisher Phillips The Federal Equal Pay Act was signed into law by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Fifty-three years later, lawmakers across the United States are still searching for ways to narrow the pay gap between men and women. California is one of the states that is leading the way—so what […]
California’s governor vetoed a bill September 30 that would have granted 6 weeks of “parental leave” to some employees in the state. Governor Jerry Brown (D) said in a letter to lawmakers that he was particularly concerned about the impact the law would have on small businesses.