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August 2018 California Regulatory Updates

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  CALIFORNIA UPDATES This blog post covers timely California legislative employment updates. Check out what you need to know and gain compliance tips to help you stay on top of HR, the right way. Click on the topic below to catch up on the latest news. Update: Federal Immigration Law to Give Notice to Employers Prior […]
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July 2018 California Regulatory Updates

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CALIFORNIA UPDATES  New National Origin Definition Broadened to Curb Workplace Racism National origin discrimination protects individuals who were either born in or have ancestry from a country outside of the United States. Under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regulates discrimination for private sector employers […]
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June 2018 California Regulatory Updates

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CALIFORNIA UPDATES  Classifying Independent Contractors As we reported last month, California employers must now classify independent contractors using the new A, B, C test. To classify now as a 1099 independent contractor, workers must be: A. Working independently, free of employer control and direction. B. Perform work that is outside the usual course of the employer’s […]
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California Broadens Definition of "National Origin," Effective July 1

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KPA’s compliance partner, FordHarrison, provided the following content. The California Fair Employment and Housing Council published new regulations on May 17 relating to national origin discrimination. The regulations will take effect in just a few weeks, on July 1, 2018, and will be codified in the California Code of Regulations sections 11027 and 11028. The regulations expand the scope of […]
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May 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

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CALIFORNIA UPDATES Ninth Circuit Court: Changes Federal Pay Equity Rules The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled on Rizo v. Yovino, a case that originated in California. Through its latest interpretation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, it found that state employers can’t use prior salary history to justify a pay differential between male […]
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April 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

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CALIFORNIA UPDATES California OSHA Violations May Come With Civil Penalties A civil penalty is a monetary penalty, not a criminal punishment, that a court may order an individual to pay as restitution for wrongdoing. In Solus Industrial Innovations, LLC v. the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled that prosecutors could […]
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February 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

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CALIFORNIA UPDATES Earned Income Tax Credit Mandatory Notice While California’s AB 1847 law has been in effect for a while, it never hurts to remind employers that they need to provide the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) notice to all employees every year. This information must be physically given to employees or mailed to […]
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FAQs: California Salary History Ban

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Updated 9.28.18 Under California Labor Code Section 432.3 that went into effect on January 1, 2018, you know you can’t ask job applicants about their salary history. However, there are all sorts of questions that come up about this. Let’s dive into the CA salary questions that need answering. Q: What’s up with AB 2282, […]
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January 2018 California HR Regulatory Updates

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CALIFORNIA UPDATES  Disability & Leave Laws in Effect Three California leave laws are now in effect. They are parental leave, city-specific sick leaves, and a statewide domestic violence leave notice. If you haven’t already, review and update applicable time off policies and procedures ASAP. Reminders California Parental Leave — Now applies to any employer with […]
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