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California’s New Regulations on Gender Identity and Gender Expression

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act has prohibited discrimination in employment based on “gender identity” and “gender expression,” since 2011, but until now, employers have had little guidance on the practical...more

New National Origin Discrimination Regs: FEHC Hears Public Comments

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On July 17, 2017, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) heard public comments on its proposed regulations covering national origin discrimination under the FEHA. Discussion centered on...more

Doing The [Porta]Potty Dance: Fair Employment And Housing Council Votes To Adopt Emergency Rule Regarding Signage For Single User...

by Weintraub Tobin on

At its meeting on July 17, 2017, the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) addressed a conflict between its regulations and OSHA’s regulations, regarding gender-neutral restroom facilities. AB 1732, enacted as Health...more

Reminder: Effective July 1, 2017: California Regulations Limiting Use of Criminal Background Information

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Earlier this year, we issued a client Advisory concerning the California Fair Employment and Housing Council’s new regulations regarding the use of criminal history for employment purposes. The new regulations took effect...more

California Places New Limits on Employer Use of Criminal History

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

New regulations issued by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) impose additional limitations on an employer’s use of criminal history information, and expand the types of criminal history that employers...more

No Summer Break for Employers: New Duties Start July 2017

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Just when you thought it was safe to relax for the summer, California is giving employers four new reasons to keep on their toes. Laws going into effect on July 1, 2017, will address (1) domestic violence,...more

FEHC Proposes New Regulations on National Origin Discrimination

by Fisher Phillips on

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

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

by Fisher Phillips on

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

California Employers Further Restricted From Using Criminal History

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

California continues its lead in restricting use of criminal records with the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) recently finalizing new regulations that further limit a California employer’s ability to use criminal...more

FEHC Discusses Regs On Transgender Identity and National Origin Discrimination

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 30, 2017, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) considered proposed regulations on transgender employees. The FEHC also discussed draft regulations on national origin...more

New Regulations Limit California Employers’ Consideration of Criminal History

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) has approved new regulations, effective July 1, 2017, to limit employers’ use of criminal history when making employment decisions....more

California Lawmakers Introduce Statewide Ban-the-Box Law

by Littler on

When it comes to legislation restricting employer use of criminal records, California seems to be leading the charge. In the last six months alone, we have reported on a variety of new laws that apply to California employers...more

California Further Limits Use of Criminal Background Information

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) has finalized new regulations further limiting employers’ ability to consider criminal history when making employment decisions. The new FEHC regulations, which are...more

California FEHC Regulations Limit Use of Criminal History for Employment Decisions

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Fair Employment and Housing Council has finalized new regulations that will further limit employers’ ability to consider criminal history when making employment decisions. The new regulations are scheduled to take effect...more

California Employers Are Subject to New Requirements When Using Criminal History Information

by Littler on

In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its long-awaited “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights...more

Final FEHC Criminal History Regulations Approved, Move One Step Closer to Implementation

by Fisher Phillips on

On January 10th, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) approved proposed regulations related to employer use of criminal history information. The regulations will be filed with the Office of...more

California Fair Employment & Housing Council Considers Proposed (and Recently Amended) Rules to Restrict Employer Use of Criminal...

by Littler on

In April 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its long-awaited “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights...more

It’s Not Just the Bathrooms: Look Out for Amended FEHC Regulations re Transgender Employees

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) is currently drafting new regulations that define employment practices that constitute discrimination against transgender applicants and...more

FEHC Proposed Criminal History Regulations Put Employers in Hot Seat

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Fair Employment and Housing Council is vetting proposed regulations to prevent employers from discriminating against applicants or employees with criminal histories. Our colleague Kate Svinarich...more

FEHC Issues Mandates for Employers with California Employees - New rules for harassment, discrimination and retaliation policies...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

New mandates issued by California's Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) for harassment, discrimination and retaliation policies take effect on April 1, 2016. These rules set new standards for how employers must comply...more

New Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations Expand Obligations of California Employers

On April 1, 2016, California employers subject to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) will be required to comply with a plethora of amendments to the FEHA that were recently adopted by the California Fair Employment...more

Are You Ready? New Employment Regulations Hit California April 1, 2016

by Dentons on

On April 1, 2016, new regulations promulgated by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) will go into effect, imposing new anti-discrimination and anti-harassment regulations on employers doing business in...more

April 1 Poster Changes for California Employers

by Allen Matkins on

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council, which is responsible for issuing regulations respecting the state's employment discrimination laws, has created a new notice and poster required of California employers as...more

California Employers: Get Ready for New FEHC Regulations Effective April 1st

As most California employers know, the complex web of laws that govern employment in the state is vast and ever-expanding. It just got more complicated. The Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) has issued new...more

Don't be Fooled: Significant New Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Policy Requirements Start April 1 for California Employers

by Littler on

On April 1, 2016, new California regulations take effect requiring employers to develop written anti-discrimination and harassment policies that meet numerous new and detailed requirements. These regulations require...more

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