Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes — Effective January 1, 2018

SB 68 – New Parent Leave Act Signed – This bill will require 12 weeks of job-protected maternity and paternity leave for smaller companies with 20 to 49 employees. Under current law, only those who work for an employer of 50 or more are eligible for job-protected leave. SB 63 will take effect January 1,… Read More »

Employers will no longer be able to ask about an applicant’s criminal history

AB 1008 (McCarty) – Criminal History Background Checks for Job Applicants – Signed This bill will prohibit an employer from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal history until after a conditional job offer is made. This is the so-called “ban-the-box” law which refers to the criminal history box on job applications. AB 1008 will take… Read More »

Who’s Responsible for Providing Disability-Related Workplace Accommodations to Temporary Employees?

Many businesses use temporary workers placed by staffing agencies. But who is responsible when a temporary worker requests a disability accommodation?  The staffing agency and the business … CLICK HERE for the complete article by The National Law Review.… Read More »

Labor Commissioner Fines Contractor for Wage Theft of Subcontractor – Calchamber Alert

calchamberalert.com For the first time, the Labor Commissioner has held a general contractor responsible for wage theft by its subcontractor by issuing citations under AB 1897 (Section 2810.3 of the Labor Code), which took effect on January 1, 2015. The Labor… CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE … Read More »

The Peculiar “Personnel-ity” of California Personnel File Inspection Laws (Lexology)

Within the last few years, the California Legislature has amended laws related to an employee’s right to inspect personnel records, intending to ensure employees have access to those records. Since then, employers have seen more such requests, claims made before the Labor Commissioner, and even lawsuits over production of personnel files. We offer here some… Read More »