California

New Required Poster for California Employers – Effective April 1

Several weeks ago, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the Fair Employment and Housing Council’s (FEHC) changes to the Family Care and Medical Leave (CFRA Leave) and Pregnancy Disability notice (now called Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave), adding information about the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA). California employers...

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Trucking Group ABC Test Lawsuit Dismissed in CA Court

SACRAMENTO – U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. dismissed a federal lawsuit filed by the Western States Trucking Association (WSTA) challenging the independent contractor ABC Test. The ruling in Western States Trucking Association v. Schoorl upholds California’s three part law for determining the status and classification of workers as...

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California Employers: Beware More Stringent Criminal Background Check Requirements

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling has made already strict background check requirements even more stringent. The court held that the disclosure required under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) can consist only of the FRCA disclosure; it can’t contain any additional information, including the...

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U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in SF Company Paying Employees $791,935 in Back Wages

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Revel Systems Inc. – a software company based in San Francisco, California – has paid $791,935 in back wages to 333 employees for violating the Fair Labor Standards...

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Attorney General Becerra, California Labor Commissioner’s Office File Petition Before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Defend California Meal and Rest Break Rules

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Labor Commissioner’s Office on February 7, 2019, announced the filing of a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) efforts to undermine the state’s meal...

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