In this episode of California Employment NewsLizbeth (Beth) West and Meagan Bainbridge present part three of the Workplace Investigation Series, discussing how to make reasonable investigative findings once all evidence is collected. Continue Reading California Employment News: Synthesizing Evidence in a Workplace Investigation (Part 3)

How much does that job pay? According to a new law coming to California, employers must not hide that information from employees who ask. And applicants will not even need to ask. On September 27, 2022, Governor Newsom signed into law SB 1162, which provides for pay transparency among job postings for most California employers.

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On September 29, 2022, Governor Newsom signed AB 1949, which amends the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to require employers with 5 or more employees to provide eligible employees with 5 days of bereavement leave. Here’s what California employers need to know about AB 1949: Continue Reading Bereavement Leave Now Mandated for Most California Employees

Healthcare workers are experiencing a significant amount of occupational fatigue, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Expecting nurses to work lengthy shifts without the chance to eat a meal or rest leads to exhaustion and can increase the likelihood of medical errors. State senator Steven Bradford authored SB 1334, which sought to guarantee meal and rest periods for public healthcare workers. The bill was sponsored by the California Nurses Association (“CNA”), which has 100,000 members in more than 200 facilities throughout California. On September 29, 2022, Governor Newsom signed SB 1334 into law, which adds section 512.1 to the California Labor Code. Continue Reading Meal and Rest Periods for Public Healthcare Workers Now Guaranteed

Existing California law provides employees with the right to take paid and unpaid leaves to care for certain family members when they need the employee’s assistance to obtain medical treatment, diagnosis, or preventative care.  On September 29, 2022, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 1041, which adds a “designated person” to the list of individuals for whom an employee may take California Family Rights Act or use paid sick leave.

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