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Employees Requesting Accommodation Are Now Protected

A new law amends the California Fair Employment and Housing Act to reflect what many already believed to be the law: employers and other covered entities cannot retaliate against employees or other persons who request a religious accommodation or an accommodation for a disability.


Paid Sick Leave Amendments Effective Immediately
California’s Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act took effect July 1, 2015, and on July 13, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed “urgency” legislation, which is immediately effective and amends many paid sick leave-related provisions.


State Didn't Violate Title VII by Barring Men from Female-Prison Jobs

A state department of corrections did not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it designated 110 correctional positions in a women’s prison as female-only, the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over California ruled. The court found that sex was a bona fide occupational qualification for the positions.

Cal/OSHA Issues Safety Guidance for Staffing Employers

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) outlined state-specific legal requirements for protecting temporary workers in a recently released fact sheet.

Advocacy Group Is Not a Union
An airline pilot advocacy committee is not a collective bargaining representative under the Railway Labor Act, and its agreement with the airline did not bar the airline from changing terms of employment prior to negotiation with the new union, the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over California ruled.

California Family Rights Act Amendments Go Into Effect
Significant amendments to the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) regulations took effect on July 1, 2015.

10 Tips to Comply with Sick Pay Mandate
The Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 obligates employers in California to offer sick pay to nearly every category of employee.

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The Employee Benefits Landscape
How do California employers compare with national averages in benefits offerings? Survey data of more than 300 benefits are reported in 10 areas. 

Employee Benefits Strategies
The purpose of the Employee Benefits Strategies series is to identify the benefits California organizations provide to their employees and determine if they leverage these benefits for recruitment and retention. In this research, California data are compared with national data.

Metro Economic Outlooks
SHRM’s Metro Economic Outlook reports provide comprehensive analysis of the economies of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Click below for reports on:
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego

The Ongoing Impact of the Recession
These survey findings look at differences between California and the U.S. in financial health, hiring, recruiting, and the skills gap.


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