It’s that time again! California courts and our legislative representatives have new fun in store for employers in 2020. To fully protect the workplace from costly employment disputes and government audits, California employers, managers and human resource professionals must stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of employment laws in our state and cities, as well as the cases decided by California and federal courts throughout the year.
Join us at one of our programs to prepare for 2020! Topics to be discussed will include (among many others):
FEHA statute of limitations expanded
California bans arbitration of FEHA and Labor Code claims; is it legal?
Deciphering AB 5, Dynamex and the use of independent contractors in the workplace
Extended deadline for sexual harassment prevention training for employers with five or more employees
Paid Family Leave expansions (more on the horizon!)
Amendments to the FEHA's protected categories and required policy updates for all employers
New lactation accommodation requirements
CalSavers Program is here – are you ready? Is it legal?
Significant local and state minimum wage changes
Expanded penalties for failure to pay wages
Individual liability for wage and hour violations
Organ donation changes
Voting law updates
Updates to the OSHA injury reporting requirement
CROWN Act explained
Expanded definition of “Registered Domestic Partnerships”
Changes to key forms and new hire documents
Pay for “Computer Software” and “Physicians and Surgeons” on the rise
EEO-1 Component 2 reporting requirements
Overtime changes for agricultural workers
Update on DFEH anti-harassment programs, postings, trainings and sample materials
Arbitration do's and don'ts and the U.S. Supreme Court’s view on class waivers
Rest and meal break relief for certain industries
More changes to PAGA (the "sue your boss" law)
Expanded interpretation of what constitutes “reporting for work”
Non-discretionary bonuses don’t just affect overtime….
New cases on commute time and the use of company vehicles
Clarifications regarding the ministerial exemption
New issues on the importance of carefully-drafted arbitration agreements