Late last year, President Biden issued Executive Order No. 14110 laying out his Administration’s policy directions to federal agencies concerning the use of Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) by individuals and organizations under their jurisdiction.

In response to the Executive Order, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a list of “Principles for Developers and Employers” (“DOL AI

Since its November 2022 launch, ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot, has garnered significant international attention. By January 2023, ChatGPT had an estimated 100 million monthly active users. Given its extensive adoption, it is likely your agency’s employees have used or are currently using ChatGPT personally, or even in the workplace. Employers should implement policies

June 23 is National Bring Your Dog to Work Day. Here are some best practices when considering bringing your pet to work—for one day or fur-ever!

  1. Be Purr-Real

Generally, your boss can say no to your pet. However, California requires employers to accommodate employees with assistive animals, such as service dogs (or miniature horses) and

After three years of COVID-19, many employers are familiar with the occupational safety and health regulations that relate to that specific workplace hazard and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Division” or “DOSH”) which enforces those regulations. (Note: The Division is often referred to as Cal/OSHA.)

However, even with COVID-19 (hopefully) disappearing into the

In today’s technology-centered workplace, employees and employers have more options than ever before on how to communicate.  Calling, video-conferencing, and even texting amongst co-workers has become the norm.  And with the recent shift towards remote and hybrid work situations, many of these communications are happening from the comfort of employees’ homes.  With the lines between

‘Tis the season to deck the halls and celebrate all things holiday!  Office holiday parties can be great fun, but they are fraught with pitfalls.  Planning an office holiday party is a daunting task!  However, with a little advance planning you can ensure a safe and happy holiday season for all of your employees!

  1. Make

On September 18, 2022, Governor Newsom signed and approved Assembly Bill 2188 (“AB 2188”), which amends the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to generally prohibit an employer from discriminating against an employee or employment applicant for cannabis use off the job and away from work, which is a significant change to the