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Wage Laws on Mandatory Training: What Are Training Wages in CA?

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

Sometimes, a company will hire an employee and give them a start date two weeks out, but require the employee to attend “training” before their first day. Other times, employers may require current employees to attend training after work hours or on the weekends. In either circumstance, can the employer claim that the employee… Read More »

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Overtime on the Seventh Day: Working 7 Days in a Row

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

California’s labor laws require employers to pay workers overtime when they exceed typical work hours for a given day or a given week. The typical workday is eight hours, and the typical workweek is forty hours over a seven-day period. For covered employees not subject to an exemption, working seven days in a row… Read More »

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Wrongful Demotion Laws in California

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

California is an “at-will” employment state. That means that employers can generally terminate any employee for nearly any reason, so long as the reason itself is not illegal (unlawful discrimination, retaliation for exercising a legal right, etc.), the termination does not fall within certain protected time periods (such as protected medical or family leave),… Read More »

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California Court Blocks New Anti-Arbitration Agreement Law

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

We previously discussed California’s new law that bans mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment, and the surprising move by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to reverse its long-standing opposition to such mandatory agreements. The latest development regarding arbitration agreements is a realization of the fears of advocates of the new… Read More »

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California Bans Mandatory Arbitration Agreements in Employment, EEOC Goes the Other Way

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

In a previous post, we explained that Governor Newsom signed into law a bill that bans employers from forcing employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements as a condition of employment. The new law mirrored a bill that the California legislature had previously passed but which had been vetoed by former Governor Jerry Brown. Employee… Read More »

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California DFEH Clarifies Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

As we previously discussed, California recently passed a series of laws granting expanded protections for employees and imposing a host of new worker-friendly responsibilities on California employers.  Many of these laws go into effect this coming January, although the legislature has extended the deadline for compliance with the new sexual harassment training requirements to… Read More »

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New California Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights in 2020

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

California has seen a wave of employee rights legislation in the past few years, expanding protections for employees and the responsibilities of employers.  Some of these new regulations go into effect this coming January.  We previously discussed new sexual harassment training deadlines for employers, California’s new hairstyle discrimination act, and a massive overhaul to… Read More »

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Whether Title VII Covers LGBT Discrimination

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prevents employers across the country from discriminating against workers based on protected classes and characteristics, including race, religion, sex, and national origin.  As LGBT rights have expanded across the country, and prohibitions on same-sex marriage were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2015, gay… Read More »

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New California Sexual Harassment Training Deadlines

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

California legislators have responded in force to the #MeToo movement and other developments in anti-harassment culture with new laws regarding discrimination in the workplace, laws banning gag orders on sexual harassment settlements, and other regulations protect workers.  California law already requires employers to hold periodic training on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace, but… Read More »

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California’s New Hairstyle Discrimination Act

By Coast Employment Law, APC |

California has just become the first state in the United States to bar employers and school officials from discriminating against people based on their natural hair. After the historic bill passed the California Senate by a unanimous 69 to 0 vote, Governor Gavin Newsom signed it into law on July 3, 2019. The law… Read More »

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