New Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9

Starting on May 7, 2013, employers must use the new Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 to comply with employment eligibility verification requirements under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This new Form I-9 is now a 2 page form, and adds several new fields. Some key revisions include: Section 1 - Adds data fields, including additional passport...

California Pregnancy Regulations Extend Requirement to Provide Health Insurance Coverage Under the CFRA

February 17, 2013 When the California legislature passed SB 299 in 2011, amending the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to require employers to provide continuing health insurance coverage during pregnancy disability leave, it did not appear that the change in the law would impact...

Ninth Circuit Rejects Suitable Seating Affirmative Defense

February 14, 2013 In an unpublished Memorandum Opinion issued on February 13, 2013, the Ninth Circuit ruled that employees are not required to request seating prior to bringing a private attorney general action over their employer's failure to provide suitable seating. In Green v. Bank...

New California Employment Laws for 2013

October 18, 2012 This update summarizes California bills recently signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. AB 1964 Clarifies that Religious Dress and Grooming Practices are Protected Under FEHA and that the Undue Hardship Standard Applied to Assess Religious...

Transgender and Gender Expression Protection

April 17, 2012 EEOC Ruling Clarifies that Title VII Protection Extends to Transgender Employees and AB 887 Clarifies that Gender, Gender Identity and Gender Expression are Protected Under the Unruh Civil Rights Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act. Transgender Protection...

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