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The New Normal?   There appears a growing trend of employers — nationwide and abroad – implementing unorthodox methods to assess job candidates such as escape rooms, capture the flag, professional “speed dating” sessions, glow-in-the-dark miniature golf, laser tag and cooperative board games. An escape room involves a small group of people locked in a […]

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A California Employer’s Guide to New Laws 2012: Genetic Information Discrimination

Revisions to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act On January 1, 2012, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) will prohibit businesses from discriminating against applicants and employees based on genetic information.  The new law will impose California standards tougher than the federal 2008Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA). Both the federal and California law are aimed at curbing discrimination of qualified and performing employees due to […]

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Added Notice Requirement for California Employers

Specific Written Disclosures to New Hires Effective January 1, 2012, California Assembly Bill AB 469 will require private employers to distribute a document “in the language the employer normally uses to communicate employment-related information” to all hourly employees at the time of their hire. The written notice must include: The rate or rates of pay […]

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Independent Contractors and Employees

Avoiding Misclassification of Hired Workers in California For possible cost savings and ease in administration, businesses are sometimes tempted to classify people working regularly as “independent contractors” instead of “employee.”  In California, as in other states, independent contractors are usually not entitled to most of the benefits that employer must provide employees, including minimum wage, […]

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