On October 7, a bill (A3359) was introduced in the Assembly which would prohibit employers from publishing, in print or on the Internet, any advertisement for a job vacancy which includes a provision stating or suggesting the employer will not consider unemployed applicants. Under the bill, first time violations would result in a penalty of up to $5,000, with subsequent violations resulting in penalties of up to $10,000. The bill was approved by the Assembly on October 25, and has since advanced in the Senate.
Many employers aren’t aware that a failure to properly administer a garnishment of an employee’s wages can result in employer liability for a significant amount of money. In most states, an employer that makes even the slightest mistake when administering a garnishment (such as being late on a required disclosure)…..
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld summary judgment in favor of an employer who asserted that it had terminated the employment of a human resource manager because of his poor performance and a reduction-in-force, and not because of his prior testimony in a sexual harassment claim filed against the company.
On April 28, 2020, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an interim urgency ordinance requiring employers with 500 or more employees to provide supplemental paid leave for COVID-19-related reasons. This follows similar measures taken over recent weeks in other local jurisdictions, such as San Francisco.