California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

The latest litigation trends, court decisions, & issues on California Employment Law

Tag Archives: harassment

Friday’s Five: When employers can be liable for supervisor’s conduct

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Resources
Employers are strictly liable for the actions of its supervisors, managers or agents under the doctrine of respondeat superior.  Here are five key concepts employers must understand about the liability that could be created by managerial employees. 1. Respondeat superior holds employers automatically liable for actions by managers The respondeat superior doctrine provides that “an… Continue Reading

Five employment law developments in California

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Class Actions, Employee Handbooks, Exempt Employees, New Cases, Technology & Law, Wage & Hour Law
A lot was happening this week in California’s employment law.  This week’s Friday’s Five is a round-up on the highlights: 1.       Los Angeles City Council votes to require employers to provide 6 days of paid sick leave. The LA City Council approved a measure to require employers to provide employees up to six paid sick… Continue Reading

New anti-harassment obligations effective April 1, 2016

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks
California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council published new regulations pertaining to anti-discrimination and anti-harassment requirements effective April 1, 2016.  Employers need to review and potentially update their policies in order to meet the new requirements. The full text of the regulations can be obtained here.… Continue Reading

Five issues employers must understand about California’s harassment and discrimination laws

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, California Legislation Update, Employee Handbooks, Wrongful Termination
1. Automatic liability for a company when harassing or discriminatory conduct is taken by supervisors. A company is automatically liable for any harassment or discriminatory actions taken by its supervisors. Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), a supervisor is defined as anyone who has the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote,… Continue Reading

Reader Question – Workplace Relationships

Posted in Best Practices For California Employers, Employee Handbooks, Wrongful Termination
Q:  Is it "Illegal" to work with a relative as your co-worker or supervisor, or is it left up to the facility/business to make rules regarding how/who they hire as their employees? There is nothing in California law that prohibits family members from working together. However, many companies institute non-fraternization or anti-nepotism policies as a… Continue Reading
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