Free Webinar: New California Employment Laws Going Into Effect in 2021 (some already have)

As a California business owner or advisor, you may have been juggling the challenges of keeping the business afloat, keeping employees safe, and keeping updated on the new regulations that seem to appear every day.

To help with that last task, this free webinar will address the new California employment laws that recently went into effect and/or will go into effect in 2021.
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Victim of Domestic Violence Leave

Women make up just under half of the U.S. labor force (46.8% according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).  Thus, ensuring that women are safe, healthy, and productive is imperative to your business and the country’s economic growth. Yet, every 9 seconds, a women in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted. A greater proportion of women are victims of domestic violence but men suffer from domestic violence as well. In fact, in 1 year, more than 10 million women and men are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence). In an effort to protect victims of domestic violence the California legislature have enacted laws to protect employees who are victims of domestic violence. Do You Know Your Legal Obligations to Your Employees? Non-discrimination: All employers are prohibited from discharging, discriminating, or retaliating against an employee: Who takes time off to appear in court pursuant to a subpoena or court order. (Lab. Code § 230) Because of the employee’s status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, if the … Continue reading

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California Workplace Leave for Organ Donation and Bone Marrow Donors

Earlier this month, the Governor approved a new senate bill amending and clarifying California law on organ and bone marrow donation leave.  Here is a quick summary: •         Employers with 15 or more employees must provide paid leave to employees undergoing organ or bone marrow donation procedures. •         Employee requesting leave must provide employer written verification that s/he is a donor and that it is medically necessary. •         Employees are entitled to the following paid leave in a one-year period: – Organ donation – up to 30 business days (not calendar days) – Bone marrow donation – up to 5 business days. •         Employees on leave must be treated as actively working.  The leave provided may not be considered a break in service for purposes of salary adjustments, sick leave, vacation, paid time off, or seniority. •         Organ and bone marrow donation leave is in addition to FMLA or Moore-Brown-Roberti Family Rights Act and cannot be taken concurrently. •         Employers may require that the employee take earned but unused sick leave, vacation, or paid time off: – Organ donation – … Continue reading

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