On January 13, 2023, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction to stop the controversial Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act or “FAST Recovery Act” (AB 257) from taking effect, pending a vote by California voters. Previously, on December 30, 2022, the court had issued a temporary restraining order against the […]
Run Over by the Failure to Train: Fifth Circuit Holds Inadequate Training May Be an Adverse Employment Action
For employers, figuring out what constitutes an adverse employment action under Title VII may seem elusive. In general, an adverse employment action is an ultimate employment decision that affects job duties, compensation or benefits. There are obvious ones like termination, demotion and failure to promote. But what about ones like shift changes, days off and […]
In the recent $1.7 trillion Omnibus Spending Bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden, two measures were included aimed at providing additional workplace protections for pregnant employees. The first measure is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the “PWFA”) which applies to employers with 15 or more employees. The PWFA extends the […]
Companies of all sizes should implement and maintain employee policies. Some of these employee policies are required by federal, state, or local law, while others are typically adopted as a matter of good corporate governance. These policies cover topics such as at-will employment, equal employment opportunity, disability and religious accommodations, workplace health and safety, code […]
California employers – Ready for 2023?
On Thursday December 15th, Cal/OSHA voted to adopt a new Non-Emergency COVID Regulation to replace the current COVID Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). The ETS will remain in effect while the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) reviews the Non-Emergency COVID Regulation. The OAL has thirty working days to review. If the OAL approves the new regulation, […]
Washington State Issues Final Policy on Pay Transparency in Job Postings, Setting Most Stringent Requirements in the Country
Earlier this month, Washington issued its final Administrative Policy providing the state’s interpretation of the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2023. The law provides that employers must disclose in each posting for each job opening: (1) the wage scale or salary range, and (2) a general description of all benefits and other […]
How much do you know about workplace holiday parties? Take our quiz and find out! As always, the answers appear at the end of each question, so you can cheat all you want, and we’ll never know. If you do well, you’ll get a Secret Santa gift, selected especially for you! Ready? Here we go: […]
Remote work can generate potential issues for employers. Is your business compliant?
Effective January 1, 2023, California employers will be required to meet new minimum wage requirements, at both the state and local level. This increase in the minimum wage affects not only non-exempt employees, but also the minimum annual salary requirement for overtime exempt employees. Increase and Consolidation of the California Minimum Wage Previously, the State […]