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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION … LOCATION

California Municipal Minimum Wage Rates Continue to Grow: California hourly minimum wage is currently $10.50 for employers with 26 or more on payroll and $10.00 for employers with 25 or less and on January 1, 2018, the rates increase to $11.00 and $10.50 respectively. The state minimum wage will continue to increase each year until […]

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NEW TRANSGENDER RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE

Expanded California Regulations Effective July 1, 2017: California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently heeded Dylan’s lyric “the times they are a-changin’” and released Regulations Regarding Transgender Identity and Expression. Effective July 1, 2017, the new regulations expand existing protections under FEHA (Fair Employment and Housing Act) for “gender identity” and “gender expression” […]

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I-9 FORM REVISED YET AGAIN

Just When You Thought You Had the Right Form, Feds Issue New One: The federal government requires employers to verify identity and work authorization of their employees using a Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) with certain supporting documentation. After revising the form on November 14, 2016, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on […]

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IT’S ONLY MONEY

2018 Fee Increases, Additional Requirements for Home Care Organizations and Home Care Aides: California’s Home Care Services Bureau (HCSB) – the licensing and oversight agency for Home Care Organizations (HCOs) employing registered caregivers (Home Care Aides [HCAs]) to private clients – has announced fee increases for HCO licenses and HCA registrations. See California Home Care Organizations […]

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THE STATE OF WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION CLAIMS

California’s 2016 Report: Sex-Based Claims Continue to Top the List: The California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) has published its 2016 annual report on unlawful workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation charges. Employees filed 17,041 complaints with DFEH last year, down a few hundred from the 2015 total. Many contained multiple accusations. Sex-based, retaliation, and disability […]

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Assisting Worker-Victims of Stalking, Sexual Abuse and Other Traumatic Incidents

HELPING THE HAUNTED – California Employers Must Accommodate Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking: California Labor Code section 230 prohibits all employers from terminating, discriminating or retaliating against employee victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking for taking time off for related court appearances. Private employers with 25 or more on payroll must […]

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New Notice Posting Requirements for Barbers and Cosmetologists

CUTTING TO THE CHASE – New Workplace Posting Requirements for California’s Salon Industries, Effective July 1, 2017: Starting July 1, 2017, California’s  Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) requires its licensees – including hair salons, nail salons, estheticians, and barbers —  to post a special Labor Commissioner notice on applicable employment laws. The notice includes information […]

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