In this issue:
• NOTES FROM THE EDITOR
• NEW CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAWS
• AN EMPLOYEE'S RIGHTS UNDER FMLA
• EMPLOYMENT CASE LAW DECISIONS OF 2011
Excerpt from New California Employment Laws...
New California Employment Laws: Many Changes for 2012 by CHRISTINE BALBO REED
The recent session of the California Legislature produced a series of new laws that will impact the state’s private sector employers in 2012. While few labor and employment bills escaped the veto pen of former Governor Schwarzenegger, Governor Jerry Brown has opened the legislative floodgates during his first year in office. The laws summarized below take effect on January 1, 2012, unless noted otherwise. These laws add substantial new workplace rights and obligations in areas such as background checks, leaves of absence, payment of wages, and discrimination.
AB 22 - Limitations on Use of Credit Reports. Under new Labor Code § 1024.5, employers may no longer obtain credit reports for employees or applicants unless the person falls within a limited exception and the employer provides written notice informing the person for whom the report is sought and the specific reason for requesting the report....
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