23 Oct

California Bolsters its Sexual Harassment Laws in the Wake of the #MeToo Era

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California Bolsters its Sexual Harassment Laws in the Wake of the #MeToo Era By: Jessica Yang and Natasha Niemeyer California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a number of bills in response to the #MeToo movement that will significantly impact employer obligations and employee rights. This trio of bills makes it easier for employees to bring sexual harassment claims, while at the same time making it more difficult for employers to resolve them and …

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5 May

What Every Employer Needs to Know about California’s Paid Sick Leave Law

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The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 went into effect on January 1, 2015, but employees’ right to accrue and take sick leave does not take effect until July 1, 2015. Are you ready? Starting July 1, 2015, qualifying employees will be entitled to at least 24 hours of paid sick leave in a 12-month period. I. Who Qualifies for Paid Sick Leave? Employees who work at least 30 days in California within a …

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