Tag: California

Senate Bill Introduced to Clarify Sexual Harassment Training Requirements On February 26, 2019, the California Senate introduced legislation (S.B. 778) regarding the sexual harassment training requirements under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The bill was introduced due to confusion about training and retraining in context of the compliance dates. Under existing law…

Thanks to new training mandates in California, New York, and Delaware, more employees will be trained on sexual harassment and discrimination prevention in 2019 than ever before. Previous harassment prevention training mandates, like California A.B. 1825, focused primarily on teaching supervisors about reporting responsibilities and what constitutes harassment. As a result, the majority of compliance…

Payroll Processors and Paycheck Errors On February 7, 2019, California Supreme Court decision in Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC, Cal. (No. S238941) found that an independent payroll service provider (payroll company) may not be held liable by employees for paycheck errors. This case presented the question of whether, when an employer hires a payroll company to take…

As we reported in October 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1343 modifying the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) sexual harassment training requirements. We previously covered the requirements on our blog. Since that time, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has provided the following resources: Online Resources Page for Employers…

FMCSA and Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Meal and Rest Breaks On December 27, 2018, the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that it granted petitions submitted by the American Trucking Associations and the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association requesting a determination that California’s meal and rest break rules (MRB rules) are pre-empted under federal…

2019 San Jose Minimum Wage Increase The City of San Jose announced that beginning January 1, 2019, employers subject to the San Jose Business License Tax or that maintain a facility in San Jose must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in San Jose at least $15…

City of Mountain View Minimum Wage Increase In November 2018, the City of Mountain View announced that employers who are subject to the Mountain View Business License Tax or who maintain a facility in Mountain View must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in Mountain View, minimum…

City of Belmont Minimum Wage Increase Beginning January 1, 2019, according to the City of Belmont Minimum Wage Ordinance, employers who are subject to the Belmont Business License Tax or who maintain a facility in Belmont must pay to each employee who performs at least two hours of work per week in Belmont a minimum…

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 for one year; more than…

Reminder of Employees’ Right to Copy Their Employment Records On September 17, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 1252) reminding employers that according to Cal. Labor § 226, employees have the right to inspect and receive a copy of their employment records, upon reasonable notice to the employer, but within no more than…