Must-Read for All Employers: Gov. Brown Further Expands Sexual Harassment Laws in California

On September 30, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed over a dozen bills into law with the intent on making the Golden State the leader in the nation on the much-analyzed and discussed topic of sexual harassment. Governor Brown signed his last bill on Sunday night.  Over his career, he signed nearly 20,000 bills, including …

California Labor and Employment Updates for 2018

The California Legislature has passed the following labor and employment bills, which will become law effective January 2018. PRIOR SALARY AND PRIOR CONVICTIONS Salary History Information AB 168 prohibits employers from asking job applicants for “salary history information,” which includes both compensation and benefits.  But where an applicant “voluntarily and without prompting” discloses salary history …

New Policy Requirements for Employers Effective April 1, 2016

Beginning April 1, 2016, California employers with five or more total employees (whether or not all of those employees live in California) must update their anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and complaint-investigation policies, and distribute them to employees for signature. These policies must be in compliance with recent amendments to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and …