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Employers subject to California’s mandatory sexual harassment training requirement for supervisors will need to revise their programs to include prevention of “abusive conduct,” following an amendment to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act.
The California Labor Code’s whistle-blower protections are not limited to the first employee reporting alleged misconduct, the California Court of Appeal ruled, affirming a judgment in favor of a deputy sheriff on his whistle-blower retaliation claim.
Delivery drivers for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery, the operating divisions of FedEx Ground Package System Inc., were not independent contractors but were employees under California’s right-to-control test, the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over California held.
A person who has trouble getting along with coworkers is not disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act, even if the employee’s problems are due to a diagnosed mental impairment like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over California.
California Enacts Law Requiring Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, making California the second state, after Connecticut, to implement paid sick leave state-wide. This law takes effect July 1, 2015.
The California Supreme Court issued a decision ruling that a franchisor that did not exhibit the characteristics of an “employer” was not liable for the wrongful conduct that one franchisee employee directed toward another franchisee employee.
State Conforms to ACA Waiting Period Requirement
Effective Jan, 1, 2015, a new law imposes a 90-day limit on eligibility waiting periods for insured health benefits issued by insurers subject to regulation by the California Department of Insurance and/or the California Department of Managed Health Care.

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HRPS Strategic Talent Acquisition Workshop
Sept 8-9, 2014 | San Francisco, Calif.

Seminars in San Diego, Calif.
Oct 15 | Succession Planning
Oct 15 | California Base Compensation
Oct 15 - 16 | HR Metrics and Workforce Analytics
Oct 15 - 17 | PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation
Oct 16 | California Workplace Law
Oct 16 - 17 | HR Business Partners: Consulting Skills Model
Oct 16 - 17 | Immigration Essentials for HR
Oct 16 - 17 | Organizational Development & Effectiveness
Oct 16 - 17 | Employee Engagement & Relations

California Certification Preparation Course
Oct 15 - 16 | California Certification Preparation Course
Oct 20 - Nov 26 | Virtual

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The SHRM California Learning System is more than a comprehensive study guide for the PHR-CA/SPHR-CA certification exams; it’s a resource you can tap into daily.


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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.

The Employee Benefits Landscape
How do California employers compare with national averages in benefits offerings? Survey data of 300 benefits are reported in 11 areas. 




Focus on HR

Two legal experts help untangle some of the complexities of California employment law.


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