Employment Law Alerts

California's New Salary History Inquiry Ban: What Employers Can - and Cannot - Do

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Topics: 2017, Equal Pay, Discrimination and Harassment

As we discussed in our recent Alert, Governor Brown recently signed into law A.B. 168, which adds section 432.3 to the California Labor Code to prohibit all public and private employers, regardless of size, from requesting a job applicant’s salary history. The law takes effect on January 1, 2018. The rationale behind it, and similar laws in some states and cities across the nation, is that basing current pay on past compensation perpetuates gender and race-based pay inequities. 

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New California Workplace Laws for 2018 and How to Get Ready

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Topics: 2017, Legislative Developments, Employee Handbooks, Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation, Equal Pay, Immigration

Governor Brown has signed into law a number of significant employment-related bills that will impact California workplaces. Here’s a summary of key laws taking effect on January 1, 2018, along with best practices to get ready -- and ensure compliance. 

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Top Employment Law Trends to Watch as 2017 Winds Down

Posted on September 18, 2017 at 5:35 AM

Topics: 2017, Legislative Developments, Equal Pay, Independent Contractors and Gig Economy

This year has brought a variety of new challenges and obligations for employers in California and across the nation. Now, as summer fades and the fourth quarter of the business year begins, employers should take stock of the following employment law trends as they wind down 2017 and prepare for the year ahead. 

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