The COVID-19 state of emergency in California will end on February 28, 2023, Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced. So, what will its expiration mean for employers?
A new California law will outlaw discrimination based on a person's reproductive health decisions and expand requirements for contraceptive and family planning coverage for group health plans.
With recreational marijuana now legal in nearly half of all US states, a growing number of jurisdictions are beginning to enact laws aimed at securing employment protections for individuals who choose to use cannabis while off duty.
The California legislature has passed a bill that would add the state to the growing list of jurisdictions that require pay ranges to be included in job postings and modify the state's pay data reporting requirements for large employers.
The Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act) establishes a new 10-member Fast Food Council and vests it with the authority to set employment standards for fast food restaurants including wages, working conditions and training.
Glendale joins Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and several other localities that have enacted hotel worker ordinances in recent years.
The 9th Circuit's ruling in Johnson v. WinCo Foods, LLC shows that employers can help shield themselves from liability by making job offers contingent on applicants passing pre-employment drug tests and/or background checks rather than onboarding applicants before testing them.
California employers breathed a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court's ruling that the Federal Arbitration Act preempts the state's Private Attorneys General Act.
A federal court appears to be the first to confront the question of whether California employers need to reimburse employees for remote work expenses even if they started working from home because of a government shutdown and not because of their employer's orders.
The Supreme Court of California has ruled that extra pay required for missed meal and rest breaks constitutes wages rather than penalties under the state labor code.
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