Starting Oct. 1, 2023, California employers must adhere to new regulations under the Fair Chance Act (FCA) concerning the use of an individual’s criminal history in employment decisions. These rulesContinue Reading (Background) Check It Out: Understanding California’s New Fair Chance Act Regulations on Criminal Records and Background Checks When Making Employment Decisions
In a significant development for employers, on July 10, 2023, California Governor Newsom revitalized the Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) by allocating it $3,000,000 as part of the state’s 2023 budget…Continue Reading The California IWC: What’s Old Is New Again
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automated employment decision tools (AEDT) can be useful for employers in the hiring process. They may be used for myriad tasks, from sifting through employment applications…Continue Reading AI In Employment Decisions
On July 14, 2023, a new attempt to regulate the fast-food industry in California was delayed after its proponents pulled the bill from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Assembly Bill 1228…Continue Reading California AB 1228 Delayed: Bill Proposes Joint-Employer Theory of Liability Between Franchisor, Franchisee in CA’s Fast-Food Industry
On Feb. 24, 2023, in Wood v. Kaiser Found. Hosps., the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District held that claims for paid sick leave in California may…Continue Reading California Paid Sick Leave Claims May Be Enforced Under PAGA
The California Supreme Court will soon hear oral argument on the much-anticipated Adolph (Erik) v. Uber Technologies, Inc., (Uber), accepting Justice Sotomayor’s invitation in Viking River Cruises…Continue Reading California Supreme Court to Have ‘Last Word’ on Viking River
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling in Viking River Cruises v. Moriana gave California employers a brief reprieve from the onslaught of nonarbitrable Private Attorneys General Act claims.
Before then…Continue Reading How Unions Could Stem Possible Wave Of Calif. PAGA Claims
Proposition 22 continues its journey through the California courts. As background, in 2018 the California Supreme Court adopted a new test to determine whether a worker was an employee or…Continue Reading Court of Appeal Puts Rideshare Companies Back in the Driver’s Seat
The city of Los Angeles’s recently passed Fair Workweek Ordinance (the Ordinance) takes effect April 1, 2023. The ordinance aims to ensure Los Angeles retail employees have more predictable work…Continue Reading Los Angeles Retail Employers: New Fair Workweek Obligations Take Effect April 1. Are They Fair?