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For HR professionals, the highly publicized sexual harassment and retaliation case brought by former junior partner Ellen Pao against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm offered rare opportunity to see the evidence used to bolster and defend a sex bias case.
When settling employment disputes, California businesses would be advised to keep in mind this phrase: “restraint of a substantial character.” That phrase was a key part of a recent ruling by the federal appellate court with jurisdiction over California.

10 Tips to Comply with Upcoming Sick Pay Mandate

Mandatory sick pay is coming to California. Beginning July 1, 2015, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 will obligate employers in California to offer sick pay to nearly every category of employee.


Significant Employment Bills Still Pending in Legislature

A number of significant employment-related bills are advancing in the California legislature, including one that would increase California’s minimum wage beyond the already contemplated 2016 increase and to $13 per hour by 2017. 


Los Angeles City Council Votes to Increase Minimum Wage to $15
The Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15. The council voted 14-1 to phase in the wage increase over five year
Researchers have concluded that California’s law governing minimum nurse-to-patient staffing ratios improves safety for nurses. California is the only state with such a law, which went into effect in 2004.
A 64-year-old engineer filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against Google in federal court in California, seeking to form a class action of workers age 40 and over who allege they were denied a chance to work at the tech company because of their age.

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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
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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. 


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