Seyfarth Synopsis: For certain employment-related contracts, California legislation effective January 1, 2019, will limit efforts to prevent disclosure of information relating to claims of unlawful acts and sexual harassment in the workplace. Read on for the devilish details.

California employers will soon have to heed a new crop of laws, born of the #MeToo movement, which will limit the terms
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By Ann Marie Zaletel and Casey McCoy

Leaves are turning, days are shortening—the classic signs that winter is on its way.  With winter comes cold and flu season.  Much like flu shots often protect us from coming down with the flu, when done right employee handbooks can help protect employers legally.  

Here are some common symptoms that your California handbook
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By Kristina Launey 

Since the 2013 portion of this California Legislative session concluded in mid-September, a number of employment-related bills have gone to Governor Brown for consideration.  As of today, the Governor has signed 8 of those bills into law, covering:

✓   Minimum wage increase, from $8 to $10/hour, over two years

✓   Criminal background checks for youth sports


Continue Reading California L&E Legislative Update: New Laws and Pending Bills Affect All CA Employers