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New, Simpler Certification Form for Disability Leave, Transfer and Other Reasonable Accommodation The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) requires employers with five or more on payroll to provide pregnancy disability leave, transfer and/or other reasonable accommodation due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. A woman is “disabled by pregnancy” if her […]

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California Labor Laws 2015: Interns and Trainees Now Protected from Harassment and Discrimination

Effective January 1, 2015, California Assembly Bill 1443 plugs a gap that had left interns, trainees, and others lawfully involved in unpaid work experience unprotected from unlawful harassment and discrimination. Since its enactment in 1980, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) has prohibited employers from discriminating against “any person … in compensation or in […]

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Prohibited Conduct Need Not Be Fueled By Sexual Desire The California legislature has amended the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to clarify that sexual harassment does not require proof of sexual desire. The amendment overturns Kelley v. Conco Companies (2011) 196 California Appellate 4th series (Cal.App.4th) 191, a same-sex harassment decision covered in […]

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New CA Labor Laws 2013: Religious Dress and Grooming and Employers’ Increased Duties to Accommodate

Effective January 1, 2013, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) expands the definition of potentially protected religious beliefs and practices to include “religious dress and grooming practices.” Employers also must now meet a much more stringent standard to deny accommodation of religious practices as an undue hardship to the business. Religious Dress and Grooming: […]

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New 2013 Labor Laws: Posted Notice and Pamphlet Requirements

2013 brings more changes on the notices that must be posted and the pamphlets that must be distributed in California workplaces.  These include: –       Pregnancy Leave and Family Leave Notices:  Any California employer with five or more persons on payroll is subject to the pregnancy disability leave  (PDL) law .    Any California employer with 50 […]

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Age Discrimination in Employment

EEOC Supplies New Rules that May Limit Claims A business subject to the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) (those with 20 or more persons on payroll) must ensure it terminates, disciplines or denies benefits to any “older” employee (40 years or more) on “reasonable factors other than age ” (RFOA). Workplace discrimination claims […]

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