In this episode, Jen provides a quick overview of the new employment laws for 2023 and beyond. (Hint: Register here for our 22nd annual Employment Law Update to get the details!)
The Importance of “Temperature Reads” at Work
In this episode, Jen and Brooke Kozak, a Senior Investigator with Shaw Law Group, discuss the value of “temperature reads” at work.
More Paid Sick Leave Complexities
In this episode, Jen uncovers the many complexities of paid sick leave.
“Pot” Protections Coming!
In this episode, Jen discusses AB 2188, the bill Governor Newsom recently signed regarding cannabis.
Yes, You Need to Update Your Employee Handbook!
If you’re like us, you spent this past legislative session under the delusion that 2023 would be a breeze for employers. “The Governor would never sign such a ridiculous bill creating a right to 5 days of bereavement leave!,” we told ourselves. We regret to report that our optimism was misplaced.
New COVID-19 Supplemental Sick Leave Poster
Erika Frank Quoted in Bloomberg Law Article: New Leave Laws a Hit to California Companies Struggling to Hire
Erika Frank spoke with Austin R. Ramsey of Bloomberg Law’s, Daily Labor Report regarding the last-minute labor and employment bills Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law last week. Read the article New Leave Laws a Hit to California Companies Struggling to Hire here.
What is “Quiet Quitting”?
In this episode, Jen explains the concept of “quiet quitting.”
California passes “pay transparency” law
Governor Newsom has signed SB 1162, creating new obligations for employers in job postings and pay data reporting.
Covid-19 supplemental sick leave finally extended!
Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 152 yesterday, which extends COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) through December 31, 2022. The new law also makes available grants to certain employers who pay out SPSL.
What Documents Belong in a Personnel File?
In this episode, Jen lists the documents that should (and should not!) be included in a personnel file.
New Cannabis Protections for California Workers
Effective January 1, 2024, it will be unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a person in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment based upon: (1) a person’s use of cannabis off the job and away from the workplace, except for pre-employment drug screenings; and (2) an employer-required drug screening test that reveals non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites in samples of hair, blood, urine, or other bodily fluids.
How Far Can Employers Go to Eliminate Potential Conflicts of Interest?
In this episode, Jen addresses workplace conflicts of interest and the steps employers should take to prevent them.
In this episode, Jen reminds us why it’s so important to be kind at work.
Intensive Workshop: Effectively Managing Leaves of Absence and Reasonable Accommodations
We hire employees to do their job, but what happens when they need protected time off or a reasonable accommodation?