In the final days of California’s 2017 legislative session, Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a variety of employment bills, everything from a statewide “ban the box” law to parental leave for small employers and requirements for how employers respond to immigration worksite enforcement. This continues the tide of new employee-friendly laws in the Golden State. This webinar will review the compliance obligations for companies doing business in California, as well as discuss the practical impact of these new laws and best practices for avoiding potential employment-related claims.
Participants in this complimentary webinar will learn about the following:
- Statewide ban the box law limiting inquiries into an applicant’s criminal history
- Prohibition against considering an applicant’s salary history
- Expanded protections for transgender workers including prohibition against transition discrimination, grooming and dress standards, and access to bathrooms and other facilities
- Required supervisor training on gender identity and sexual orientation harassment
- Requirements for the handling an immigration agency’s request to enter the workplace or seek employment records
- Civil penalties increased for retaliation against medical staff employees
- Liability imposed on construction contractors arising from their subcontractors’ wage violations
- Current minimum wage requirements both statewide and on local level
- New employment ordinances adopted by San Francisco and Los Angeles, among other municipalities
The webinar will also address compliance obligations including evaluating current personnel practices and updating job applications, employee handbooks and training protocol.