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On July 1, 2015, updates to the California Family Rights Act will take effect. The changes will better align California’s rules with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act regulations.
Court Rejects Application of FLSA to Security Screenings Under California Law
A California district court struck a strong blow against any argument that the exclusion for the time an employee spends undergoing post-shift security screenings from their hours worked under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) also applies to similar claims under California’s wage and hour laws.
What HR Professionals Need To Know About Telecommuting
California’s harsh wage and hour laws, including daily pay requirements and mandated meal and rest breaks, discourage employers from allowing workers to telecommute, according to an attorney.
Two Pending California Workplace Bills Supported by SHRM Members
Officials with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Society’s California State Council (CalSHRM) actively support passage of the Voluntary Veterans’ Preference Employment Policy Act (A.B. 1383) and the Workplace Flexibility Act of 2015 (A.B. 1038). Both bills are pending in the California State Assembly.
Calif. Employers Should Prepare Now for Summer Heat
California’s workplace safety regulators are encouraging employers with outdoor workers to begin preparing now for hot temperatures.  
Eight Major ‘Compliance Hot Spots’ in California
There are many ways in which employment laws in California differ from those in the rest of the country. An employment attorney discusses eight of these “compliance hot spots.”
Significant Employment-Related Bills Before Legislature
There are a number of significant employment-related bills before the California legislature, including one that would increase the state’s minimum wage beyond the already contemplated 2016 increase and one that would expand the California Family Rights Act to apply to employers with more than five employees.  

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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:
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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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