Legal Updates

Increased Harassment Prevention Throughout California

Posted by Modern HR | Friday, February 1, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2019, a new resolution took place in California to help reduce sexual harassment in the workplace. In an effort to help curb harassment and ensure that all employees are educated about exactly what harassment is, what to do about it, and how to avoid it, California has passed a resolution requiring all…

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Employee or Not Employee? That is the Question.

Posted by Modern HR | Friday, June 1, 2018

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court made a ruling that may make it difficult for you to classify your workers as independent contractors.  Employers in California have traditionally used the set Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC) standards, such as “exercises control”, to determine if a worker was classified as an “employee” or as an…

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Don’t let your HR Practices go up in smoke – Stay Informed

Posted by Modern HR | Wednesday, January 24, 2018

In light of recent laws regarding the legalization of medicinal marijuana, employers must establish a balance between maintaining an inclusive work environment that still focuses on employee safety. A CBS News poll recently reported that 88% of Americans now favor legalization of medicinal marijuana. With this shift in public opinion and ultimately the legalization of…

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California Employers Must Grasp Various Criminal-History Restrictions

Posted by Modern HR | Tuesday, June 13, 2017

California Employers Must Grasp Various Criminal-History Restrictions – by Toni Vranjes New FEHC regulations related to criminal-background checks will take effect July 1 What criminal-background information can California HR professionals consider in the hiring process?  There are a lot of guidelines, regulations, laws and proposals that California employers should understand, and new Fair Employment and…

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EEOC Updates Guidance on Discrimination Compliance

Posted by Modern HR | Thursday, December 8, 2016

The EEOC has issues new guidance on how businesses need to comply with the federal policies against discrimination. There are several clarifications on what is discriminatory action or behavior that businesses need to be aware of. EEOC Chair Jenny Yang said that the EEOC had identified migrant, immigrant, and other vulnerable populations as a national strategic…

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