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Hot List – Summer Recess Edition

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week. Recap of Legislative Bill Activity Last Week The...more

San Francisco Becomes Latest to Ban Salary History Inquiries

Joining a growing list of state and local governments, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today signed an ordinance which will ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary histories.  The new ordinance will go into...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 7/17-7/21

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week. Recap of Legislative Bill Activity Last Week – The...more

Hot List - What's Happening in the California Legislature 7/10-7/14

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 7/3-7/7

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

New California Bill Would Require Sexual Harassment Training to Include Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Harassment

As introduced, Senate Bill 396 by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) dealt with medical residence training programs. However, recently the contents of the bill were stripped out and replaced with new and unrelated language...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 6/26-6/30

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

FEHC Proposes New Regulations on National Origin Discrimination

There has been a lot of animated discussion in the news recently about immigration status, national security policy, and country of origin as these issues relate to federal policy. Think “travel ban” and “extreme vetting” –...more

Do Read the Fine Print – California’s Recent Budget Makes a Number of Labor and Employment Policy Changes

Last week, (by their constitutional June 15 deadline) the California Legislature passed and sent to the Governor a $184.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-18. Most of the media attention focused on tobacco tax...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 6/19-6/23

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

California Employers Will Soon See New Workplace Regulations Take Effect - Rules On Transgender Discrimination And Criminal...

In recent months, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has finalized two new sets of regulations that will both go into effect on July 1, 2017. California employers should pay close attention to these new...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 6/12-6/16

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

May 2017: The Top 10 Labor And Employment Law Stories

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While it always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, the last few months have seen an unprecedented number of changes. May 2017 was no different, with...more

What California Bills Survived the Suspense File?

As we discussed recently, this was a significant week in the California Legislature, as the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees decided the fate of hundreds of bills in announcing which bills made it off the...more

Federal Legislation Seeks to Advance Portable Benefits for Gig Workers

Several weeks ago, we asked if the concept of portable benefits for gig economy workers was one step closer to reality, with rumors swirling of imminent federal legislation forthcoming. Well, this issue just took a big leap...more

The Suspense is Killing Me! What Big Labor Bills Will Make it Off the Suspense File?

In the California Legislature, bills first are referred to the appropriate policy committee for hearing. Labor bills are referred to the Labor Committee, crime bills are referred to the Public Safety Committee, health bills...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 5/15-5/19

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 5/8-5/12

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

Temporary Relief? “Opportunity to Work” Bill Reportedly Shelved For Year

California employers may be able to breathe a sigh of relief – for now. One of the most controversial legislative proposals of the year – AB 5 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) – appears have been...more

Hot List - What's Happening in the California Legislature 5/1-5/5

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/24-4/28

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week... Recap of Legislative Bill Activity Last Week – The...more

It’s April, and New Bills “Spring” Forth in the California Legislature

“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise.” – Wallace Stevens - Ah, spring. Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Backyard gardens are awaking from their long winter slumber. - But blossoms...more

Cal/OSHA Proposes Hotel Housekeeping Injury Rule

After several years of discussion and debate, the Cal/OSHA Standards Board (Board) recently issued a proposed standard on “Hotel Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.” The proposal currently is open for public...more

Hot List (Spring Break Edition!) – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/10-4/14

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week....more

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