Kristin Oliveria

Kristin Oliveria

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

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50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 48: Transgender Rights Under Title VII...

As Pride festivities celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture occur this month in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento, we take a look at the development of transgender...more

7/1/2014 - Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Gender Discrimination Sex Discrimination Title VII Transgender

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 27: Discrimination and Harassment Policies...

Before Title VII, employee handbooks were rare and, if they existed, they were small pamphlets explaining intra-office procedures. It wasn’t until the proliferation of lawsuits under Title VII that employers began to craft...more

6/10/2014 - Discrimination EEOC Employee Handbooks Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Faragher/Ellerth defense FMLA Harassment SCOTUS Title VII Trucking Industry

50 for 50: Five Decades of the Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 8: The Supreme Court Finds That...

People don’t discriminate by accident. But in the wake of the passage of Title VII, employers began adopting facially neutral policies which had the effect of discriminating against protected classes. Before Title VII became...more

5/20/2014 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Proficiency Testing Protected Class Racial Discrimination Screening Procedures Title VII

Can An Employer Force Out An Employee For Unpopular Political Views: The Brendan Eich Story

Brendan Eich resigned his post as CEO of Mozilla, a California-based company, in early April after just 14 days on the job. The reason for his sudden departure and short tenure? It became public that in 2008, Eich...more

4/11/2014 - Board of Directors CEOs Chik-Fil-A Hiring & Firing Mozilla Mozilla/Firefox Political Contributions Political Expression Proposition 8

San Francisco “Bans The Box” For Private Employers

As we first discussed here, “ban the box” state laws and local ordinances are picking up traction nationwide. Measures vary in scope and nature, but the typical policy bars employers from asking for criminal history...more

2/24/2014 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Arrest and Conviction Records Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Employee Definition Employment Application Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals Municipalities New Hires Publication Requirement Recordkeeping Requirements Recruitment Policies

Welcome 2014: Five Employment Law Trends You Need to Know

Now that we have reviewed the laws that are affecting California employers beginning in 2014, we cast an eye forward to examine employment issues that could impact your workplace in the New Year. Based on our review of...more

1/8/2014 - Affordable Care Act Ban the Box Bring Your Own Device Criminal Background Checks Employer Liability Issues Employment Application Independent Contractors Misclassification Social Media Policy Wellness Programs

eAlert - California Employment Legislative Update: What's New for 2014?

In California, the New Year means new laws and regulations for California employers. Below we summarize new legislation that will affect employers doing business in California beginning January 1, 2014, unless otherwise...more

1/2/2014 - Attorney's Fees Bonds Domestic Violence Domestic Workers Family-Friendly Workplace Ordinance FEHA Liens Liquidated Damages Military Service Members Minimum Wage Over-Time Penalties Reasonable Accommodation Sexual Harassment Undocumented Immigrants Wage and Hour

Will The EEOC Back Off Its Position On Background Checks?

In a year filled with controversy, the EEOC outdid itself when it charged two employers with discrimination based on their use of routine criminal background checks. But now after some well-publicized losses, the EEOC may be...more

11/20/2013 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks EEOC

WANTED: EEOC Guidance On Wellness Plans Under The ACA

Employee wellness plans have been in the spotlight lately. This is because new wellness plan rules published in the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (informally called Obamacare) are slated to take effect in...more

10/2/2013 - ADA Affordable Care Act Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC GINA Healthcare Wellness Programs

eAlert - How to Comply with the Affordable Care Act: Four Things a California Employer Needs to Know

It’s the single most controversial law passed by Congress in the last 10 years. Business groups spent hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat it in Congress and to have it overturned in the courts. But now, the Patient...more

9/23/2013 - Affordable Care Act EEOC Employer Group Health Plans Employer Mandates Healthcare Penalties Retaliation Shared Responsibility Rule Unions Wellness Programs Whistleblowers

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