Tag: qualifications

Sex Harassment Training Regulations Coming Soon

Within days, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is expected to release draft regulations concerning A.B. 1825, the law requiring employers with 50 or more employees to provide supervisors with two hours of harassment training every two years. The draft regulations, prepared by a Blue Ribbon Advisory Committee appointed by the Fair Employment […]

Unions: Workers’ Weingarten Rights Are Expanded; What You Need to Know About Representation During Investigations

Under the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1975 Weingarten rule, employees have the right to have a union representative present at any investigatory meeting they reasonably believe could result in disciplinary action. In a 2001 case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) further clarified employees’ Weingarten rights by ruling that employees have the right to a representative […]

Hiring Employees: EEOC Proposes Definition of Applicant for E-Cruiting Purposes; Part 2: How to Standardize Your Application Procedures and Retain the Right Records

As we reported last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is tackling a vexing problem that’s a sign of the times—defining who, among all those who contact you over the Internet or via other electronic technology about work, is a true job applicant for purposes of complying with your federal recordkeeping requirements. The EEOC, […]

Terminating Employees: New Legislation Protects Higher-Paid Older Workers; How To Cut Costs Without Breaking The Law

In a controversial ruling two years ago, a California Court of Appeal ruled that you could discharge high-earning employees over age 40 and replace them with lower-paid workers if your motivation was simply to save money. Labor organizations have sought to overturn the decision ever since, and now Governor Davis has signed legislation that does […]