September 2023

Revised California Criminal History Regulations Start October 1

In July 2023, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) approved revised regulations relating to the use of criminal history in employment decisions under California’s Fair Chance Act. After the Office of Administrative Law reviews and approves the regulations, they’re set to take effect on October 1, 2023. Employers should look at their criminal background check procedures […]

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Do employers need to pay for worker commutes?

With return-to-office in full swing, the private sector continues to take cue from the public sector. President Joe Biden urged federal agencies to return to work, prompting conversations about what RTO looks like in practice.  The pandemic’s imperative for many to work from home “shook up the workplace,” David Barron, an attorney at Cozen O’Connor, told HR

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It’s Important That Employees Know Who Can Fire Them

Employers frequently use lead persons who aren’t supervisors with the authority to fire employees. However, problems can arise when employees believe such leads can fire them. A recent case before the Arkansas Court of Appeals illustrates this problem.  Background  In an unbriefed appeal to the court of appeals, Erin Daniels challenged the Arkansas Board of

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School’s Back, COVID’s Rising … Here’s a Quick Refresher for Employers

Sadly, Eris is not the name of the new Taylor Swift album ― it’s the latest dominant coronavirus subvariant infecting people across the country. As of the first week of September, Eris (or EG.5) is responsible for 21.5 percent of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and

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Advancement Overtakes Flexibility on Workers’ Wish Lists

Employees are displaying a renewed desire for career advancement, according to the results of a recent survey. When ADP Research Institute asked workers about important aspects of a job, 40% put “career progression” on their lists, compared to only 23% the year before. That jump was so significant that it overtook “flexibility of hours,” according

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