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Lessons Learned From LCW’s “How to Avoid Claims of Disability Discrimination” Seminar

Posted in Disability, Discrimination, Employment, Labor Relations, Lessons Learned, Litigation, Workplace Policies

This post was authored by Matthew Nakano.

On July 11, 2017, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s Jennifer Rosner partnered with Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) Assistant Chief Counsel Paula Pearlman to present a seminar on “How to Avoid Claims …

Employers Must Now Provide Notice to Employees Pursuant to AB 2337 / Labor Code Section 230.1 Regarding the Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking in the Workplace

Posted in Employment, Harassment, Legislation, Workplace Policies

This post was authored by Alysha Stein-Manes and Kaylee E. Feick.

Last November, we reported that Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 2337 (“AB 2337”) into law.  AB 2337 amended Labor Code section 230.1 (“Section 230.1”) to require employers …

California Legislation Seeks to Limit Public Agency Activities Surrounding Immigration Enforcement and Religious Freedom

Posted in Education, Employment, Legislation, Public Safety Issues

786x496@100dpi - 6In December 2016, shortly after the November 8 presidential election, members of the California Legislature introduced for consideration a series of bills addressing immigration enforcement. Within the series, three bills would place limitations on a public agency’s ability to participate …

New Regulations Give Applicants and Employees with Criminal History a Fresh Start; Employers Should Take a Fresh Look at their Decision-Making Practices

Posted in Employment

InterviewCalifornia’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) revised an existing regulation and adopted a new regulation regarding employers’ use of employees’ and applicants’ criminal history in employment decisions, effective July 1, 2017.

Restrictions that are specific to the use …

Six Statutes for the New Year

Posted in Employment

2017As 2017 kicks off, employers should be aware that a number of new state-wide laws and local ordinances begin taking effect.  In this blog, we highlight just a few that California’s public employers should now be implementing.

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FBOR ‘Performance of Official Duties’ – Seibert v. City of San Jose Addresses What this Provision Means, Although Questions Remain

Posted in Employment, Public Safety Issues

Fire-Helmet.jpgRecently, the California Court of Appeal published its first case interpreting the unique provision of the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act (FBOR) limiting the statute’s procedural employee protections “to the events and circumstance involving the performance of official duties.”  …