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3 New Sexual Harassment Bills Signed in California, 2 Vetoed

Nov 20, 2018
California legislators sent a total of 1,217 bills to California Governor Jerry Brown for the 2017-2018 regular legislative session. He signed 1,016, vetoed 201, and 183 of them he reviewed the weekend just before his September 30, 2018, signature deadline. (In case you are wondering, that’s a lot of bills…
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Learn Course Catalog

Jan 5, 2021
Learn Course Catalog Current topics and compliance essential courses for both proactive and reactive risk mitigation More The Learn course catalog covers a variety of topics and compliance essentials for both managers and employees. The catalog is designed to cover the basics of compliance, human resources, cybersecurity, professional development and…
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5 Compliance Issues Every HR Leader Should Know

Dec 16, 2019
While the word “compliance” isn’t specifically in “Human Resources,” anyone with their PHR or SPHR will tell you that it’s a massive part of the job. Compliance issues make up a large chunk of most of the HR function and can impact everything from recruiting to outplacement. Compliance laws and…
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Avoid Women at All Costs?

Dec 7, 2018
Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains that avoiding harassment at work does not mean avoiding women at work. Better to be Prudent with Everybody An article this week in Bloomberg said that men on Wall…
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California Employment Law Update – September 2016

Sep 12, 2016
Workers’ Compensation On August 26, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (A.B. 2883) amending the state’s workers’ compensation law. The bill revises the exceptions from the definition of an employee to apply to an officer or a member of a board of directors if he or she owns at…
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Retaliation: A Workplace Soap Opera

Sep 28, 2018
Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains through three tongue-in-cheek soap opera storylines how sexual harassment claims can morph into retaliation liability. Like sands through the hourglass . . . so are the days…
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California Employment Law Update-October 2017

Oct 15, 2017
Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 On October 15, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 258) applicable to manufacturers of certain consumer products, such as air care, automotive, cleaning, polish or floor maintenance products, and employers with these products in the workplace. Under the act, employers that…
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California Employment Law Update – May 2017

Jun 5, 2017
Interest Rate on Delinquent Taxes According to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), the interest rate charged on all delinquent taxes (unemployment insurance, employment training tax, state disability insurance, and personal income tax withholdings) for the period of July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 will be 4 percent, with…
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