NEW ‘NATIONAL ORIGIN’ DISCRIMINATION REGULATIONS

Discriminating against job applicants or employees based on national origin has long been unlawful under both federal and California law. The term “national origin” is not limited to one’s country of birth. But what other characteristics are included within the term?...

2017 CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ROUNDUP

This article is Part 2 of a two-part series providing an overview of recent California Supreme Court decisions in employment law. We continue below with brief summaries of the California Supreme Court’s key employment law opinions during the past year. We also preview...

HANDLING A VISIT FROM THE LABOR COMMISSIONER

It’s Monday morning. You’ve just settled in when your assistant tells you a representative from the Labor Commissioner’s Office is here to speak with you. What do you do? Panic and run!  The best answer is C.Chase him out of the building, shouting that he’s not...

2017 CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT ROUNDUP

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series providing an overview of recent California Supreme Court decisions in employment law. The California Supreme Court issued several decisions during the past year that may affect California employers. We summarize the most...

CONSIDERING JOB APPLICANTS’ CRIMINAL HISTORIES

It may seem as though employers may choose to hire employees who lack criminal histories, particularly in jobs requiring honesty or good judgment. But the government has become increasingly hostile to that notion.  A growing number of federal, state, and local laws...
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