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
California has passed several worker protection laws that will make our state a trendsetter for workplace rights.
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
As more and more news regarding discrimination and sexual harassment in Silicon Valley surfaces, it has become clear that the problem is widespread and complex. Recently, a California lawmaker put her foot down and said enough is enough. Earlier this month, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson announced plans to introduce a proposed law prohibiting sexual harassment … Continue reading