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WHAT’S NEW IN 2017

EMPLOYERS MUST NOTIFY ALL CALIFORNIA WORKERS OF INCOME TAX CREDIT   Congress created the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in 1975 to incentivize low-income workers to seek employment rather than welfare. In 2015, California authorized the “Cal EITC” for the same purposes. The federal and California EITC programs each reduce the amount of tax […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2017

BAN THE BOX IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES   The City of Los Angeles (City) is now the second city in California after San Francisco to restrict employers from asking job applicants about criminal conviction until a conditional offer of employment has been made. See, San Francisco Employers Must Give Former Convicts a Fighting […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2017

EMPLOYERS MAY NOT REQUEST JUVENILE CRIMINAL HISTORY IN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS   California restricts the type of questions employers may ask job applicants about their criminal history. Employers may not request information about a felony or serious criminal misdemeanor which has been judicially expunged, dismissed or ordered sealed and employers may only seek information about criminal […]

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WHAT’S NEW IN 2017

CALIFORNIA EMPLOYERS MUST NOTIFY EMPLOYEES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT AND STALKING VICTIMS’ RIGHTS Existing law prohibits an employer from discharging or in any manner discriminating or retaliating against an employee who is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking for taking time off from work for specified activities in the aftermath of […]

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What’s New for 2017

Larger California Employers Must Pay Higher Minimum Wages and Salaries Effective January 1, 2017 For companies with 26 or more on payroll, California Labor Code 1182.12 directs yet another statewide increase in minimum hourly wages, from $10 to $10.50/hour, starting January 1, 2017. Employers with 25 or fewer on payroll must comply with that increase […]

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