A precedential decision last week by the California Court of Appeal may leave some employers feeling like no good deed goes unpunished. That decision ruled that a jury would have to decide if an employer willfully violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FRCA”) by letting a non-attorney manager communicate with outside lawyers to ensure that its background checks were in compliance with the FRCA. Continue Reading No Good Deed Goes Unpunished? Use Lawyers to Avoid Trouble Related to Background Checks

On May 7, 2022 (Yes, that was a Saturday), CalOSHA issued a Fact Sheet and updated Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) to align with, and explain, its revised Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) for preventing and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. Continue Reading CalOSHA Issues Updated FAQs for Its Revised COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards

In this episode of California Employment NewsLukas Clary and Meagan Bainbridge discuss steps that employers can take to comply with employee records requests, while also mitigating the risk of potential workplace violation claims.

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For the third time, CalOSHA has revised its Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”) governing workplace safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The revised ETS are due to take effect on May 6, 2022 once they have been reviewed by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the California Secretary of State. Continue Reading CalOSHA’s [Revised] ETS are Here to Stay! …at Least Until the End of 2022

In this episode of California Employment News, Lukas Clary and Meagan Bainbridge discuss the erosion of confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements, and what employers can do about it. Continue Reading The Erosion of Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements