Today I am getting married.

Many of you do not know me personally. I have been married once before. I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 60’s. I miss the soft sand, beautiful beaches and its people and food. When I arrived in California, I came alone, no family, no friends. Another adventure because I am not […]

Can Rap Music in the Workplace Create a Hostile Work Environment?

Is the playing of obscene and misogynistic rap music in the workplace discriminatory on the basis of sex if it offends women? A former Tesla employee has asked the U.S. District Court for Nevada to answer “yes” to that question after filing suit against her former employer alleging that, among other things, the obscene and misogynistic rap […]

OSHA’s Top Ten Safety Violations for Fiscal Year 2022

According to OSHA and NSC, Fall Protection – General Requirements remains at the top of the list for the 12th year in a row, followed by Hazard Communication and Respiratory Protection. Introducing the topic, Lorraine Martin, NSC president and CEO, said that “despite advancements in workplace safety, we continue to see the same types of […]

EEOC Replaces “EEO is the Law” Poster with New “Know Your Rights” Poster

On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster, replacing the “EEO is the Law” poster. The “Know Your Rights” poster provides updated guidance on federal anti-discrimination laws to applicants, employees, and employers. Covered employers are required to prominently display the “Know Your Rights” poster at their […]

I-9 compliance flexibility extended again, but only for COVID precautions

I-9 flexibility for remote workers is being extended again – through July 31, 2023 – but, it appears, only for safety precautions due to COVID-19. The U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security made the announcement last week. The flexibility allows qualifying employees to present virtually their I-9 identity and employment authorization documents. (The […]

Can Employee’s Own Testimony Support Their Disability?

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According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the answer is “Yes.” But that answer comes with caveats. The ADA. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects employees with disabilities; however, not every impairment constitutes a disability. Employers are entitled to evidence to support the disability. Most often, when the disability is not obvious, […]

California Expands Its Pay Transparency Law

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On September 27, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 1162 expanding the scope of California’s existing pay transparency laws. SB 1162 imposes new requirements for pay information in job postings, extends current pay data reporting requirements to all employers in California with 100 or more employees, requires additional information from employers, and provides […]

Bereavement Leave Now Protected in California

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On September 29, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1949, which amends the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to require covered employers to provide eligible employees with 5 days of bereavement leave. AB 1949 applies to employers with 5 or more employees nationwide. Under the bill, employees who have been employed at least […]