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New Regulations May Require Policy Overhaul   The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) enacts regulations that protect employees from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation,  stressing the employer’s affirmative duty to prevent such workplace misconduct. As previously covered in New California Pregnancy Disability Leave Poster Requirements Take Effect On April 1, 2016, the FEHC […]

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Employers Must Protect Workers from Outdoor and Indoor Heat Illness   As covered in our blogs New Heat Illness Prevention Measures Now In Place and Heat Illness Prevention Amendments Are Likely to Take Effect May 1, 2015,  heat illness prevention regulations obviously apply to industries that  require significant outdoor labor, including agriculture, construction, landscaping, oil […]

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  LABOR COMMISSIONER ISSUES FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS ON WORKPLACE GENDER PARITY   California’s long-established Equal Pay Act (the Act) requires California employers to pay their employees of the opposite sex the same for equal work. As previously covered in Fair Pay Act Aims to Level the Playing Field, the Act’s amendments effective January 1, 2016 make […]

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CALIFORNIA LABOR LAWS 2016 California’s Gradual Minimum Wage Increase

California’s Gradual Increases in Minimum Wage, to Reach $15.00 Per Hour by January 1, 2022   On April 4, 2016, California jumped on the “living wage” bandwagon when Governor Brown signed Senate Bill-3 (SB-3)  making California one of the first two states in the country to enact a $15 minimum wage.  The other was New […]

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You Snooze, You Lose

Time Is Running Out  for Caregiver Agencies to Meet July 1, 2016 Licensing Deadline   The Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act (HCOCPA) requires Home Care Organizations (HCO) to receive a license from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) by July 1, 2016.   Health & Safety Code 1796.61(b) and (c). The law mandated that […]

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