Our blog two weeks ago discussed how you can spot workplace sexual harassment. However, you should also be aware that California enacted several new laws that can protect workers who are experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace. The following bills were recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown: SB 1343: Workplace Sexual Harassment Training Gets a … Continue reading
California has passed several worker protection laws that will make our state a trendsetter for workplace rights.
The #MeToo movement has become a national movement that has brought attention to sexual assault and sexual harassment. Instances of harassment or assault can occur just about anywhere—especially the workplace. In fact, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that it has received a 12 percent increase in sexual harassment claims since last year. If … Continue reading
Physical injuries after a serious car accident are expected, and most people are able to figure out their next steps as far as physical recovery. However, emotional trauma happens almost as often as physical trauma, and many accident victims are either unaware of their symptoms or they are just confused about what to do next. … Continue reading
A new law, the salary privacy bill, seeks to narrow the gender pay gap by forbidding employers from asking applicants about their previous salaries and benefits. The bill was signed into law on October 12, 2017 and takes effect on January 1, 2018. The law does not prevent applicants from voluntarily providing information related to … Continue reading
More than 700 bills have been sent to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk for approval as of the adjournment of the 2017 California Legislature on September 15. A handful of those were signed, including two that will affect employers starting in 2018. The first, Senate Bill (SB) 63, mandates 12 weeks of baby bonding time for … Continue reading