To succeed at the workplace, it is important to identify these incorrect trigger points and stay away from them
Archives for October 2023
Pharmacists say national chains need to hire more staff members to keep patients safe and make working conditions better.
Employers are offering more paid time off in a strong labor market. Employees are using it.
Video shows supervisor patting female deputy’s bottom
Companies’ earnings calls have hardly been celebratory
The bias is passed on to the next generation.
In October, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 476, which requires food facility employers to pay an employee for any cost associated with the employee obtaining a food handler card, considering the time it takes for the employee to complete the training and certification program to be compensable as “hours
“Recruiter admitted today he cannot find anyone to hire because companies are rejecting all the qualified candidates based on AI
“Had a call today with a hiring
The United Auto Workers union (UAW) agreed to a tentative deal with Stellantis, the parent company of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. General Motors workers continue to strike.
On January 1, 2024, most California employers are required to provide up to five days of unpaid leave to an employee who experiences a reproductive loss event. Senate Bill 848 defines a reproductive loss as a failed adoption, failed surrogacy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or unsuccessful assisted reproduction.
This new law applies to all employers with five or more employees. An eligible employee, someone employed with the company for at least 30 days, must take the leave within three months after the reproductive loss. However, the employee may take this leave intermittently. Further, a single employee is entitled to take more than one reproductive loss leave each year, but is limited to 20 days of reproductive loss leave within a 12-month period.
Unlike California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave, men are clearly eligible for reproductive loss leave, if the employee would have become a parent absent the unfortunate event.
Employees may choose to use any accrued and available sick leave, or other paid time off that is otherwise available to the employee, otherwise this is an unpaid leave. Employers should ensure that any handbooks and leave policies are promptly updated, as well as training management and human resources professionals on recognizing this new leave and ensuring that persons seeking and taking it are not discriminated against or retaliated against for seeking out or using such leave.
Employers who need further guidance on this or any of California’s new employment laws should contact the authors or their favorite CDF attorney.
Employees in certain covered hospitality and service sectors, who were laid-off for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, were granted another year of extended re-hire rights through December 31, 2025 under Senate Bill 723.
Workplace safety and health hazards have traditionally been associated with unsafe work practices and hazardous conditions but violent acts committed in the workplace are a growing concern.
The Beltway Buzz is a weekly update summarizing labor and employment news from inside the Beltway and clarifying how what’s happening in Washington, D.C., could impact your business.
On October 26, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a final rule for joint-employer status that will make it far more likely for one business to be deemed a joint employer of another business’s employees under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The new rule eliminates the clear
In our final Pro Bono Week podcast, Jenny Schwendemann discusses homelessness, one of the most significant humanitarian challenges many Americans face today, with Director of Ending Youth Homelessness, Katie Meyer Scott, and Pro Bono Director, Carlton Martin, of the National Homelessness Law Center.