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  • California Now Has FREE Harassment Training

    The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) now provides free training for Supervisors AND Employees. To get this free training click on the following link that takes you directly to the training: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/shpt/ California law requires all employers of 5 or more employees to provide 1 hour of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention […]

  • An Approach To Thinking About Discretionary vs Non-Discretionary Pay In California

    A common question that we are often asked as the holiday season approaches is how must employers treat holiday bonuses, and are such bonuses subject to overtime calculations.  The key questions to determine is whether or not the bonus is a non-discretionary versus discretionary bonus. While California does not have a definite answer as to […]

  • DFEH Settles Disability Discrimination Case Against County of Los Angeles Involving Pre-Employment Physicals

    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has settled an employment discrimination case with the County of Los Angeles involving two complainants who were allegedly denied or delayed positions with the County due to the County’s pre-employment medical examination requirements, which the DFEH alleged were overly broad. According to the DFEH’s complaint, one […]

  • DOL Investigation Recovers $3.5 Million In Back Wages And Benefits For Employees

    The Department of Labor (DOL) is reporting that a company, California Cartage Company LLC, which is based in Long Beach, California, will pay $3,573,074 to 1,416 employees after the DOL found the company violated federal contract provisions of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).  Investigators allege that California Cartage Company LLC violated the SCA by […]

  • Helpful Tool For Employers on Pay Equity Compliance

    SB 358, California’s Fair Pay Act (Labor Code § 1197.5): requires that men and women receive equal pay for substantially similar work even if they work in different locations. The legislation was passed in 2016. In response to this, in particular to assist with implementation of the new law, the California Commission on the Status of Women and […]