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January 2019 will bring several new employment laws that will affect your business:

employment-law-california-2019-300x200 January 2019 will bring several new employment laws that will affect your business: Lawyer Palm Springs | Orange CountyLEAVES OF ABSENCE AND BENEFITS

  • Paid Family Leave
  • Lactation Accommodation

HIRING PRACTICES

  • Salary History
  • Criminal Background Checks

DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION PROTECTIONS

  • Harassment – Defamation Protection
  • Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Harassment Training
  • Waivers of Right to Testify
  • Gender Representation on Boards of Directors
  • Discrimination Against Service Members
  • Sexual Harassment – Professional Relationship
  • Legislative Employees – Whistleblower Protection
  • New Human Trafficking Training

WAGE AND HOUR

  • Construction Industry PAGA Prohibition
  • Petroleum Facility Rest Break Exception
  • Meal Period Exception for Feed Truck Drivers
  • Copies of Payroll Records

WORKPLACE HEALTH/SAFETY AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

  • Injury Reporting – Statute of Limitations
  • Workplace Mental Health – Voluntary Standards

LIABILITY

Joint Liability – Port Trucking Companies

Labor-Related Liabilities – Direct Contractor

For any questions regarding these new laws, or existing laws, contact the Employment and Labor Law Attorneys at SBEMP (Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney) by clicking here. 

SBEMP LLP is a full service law firm with attorney offices in Palm Springs (Palm Desert, Inland Empire, Rancho Mirage), CA; Costa Mesa (Orange County), CA; San Diego, CA; Princeton, NJ; and New York, NY.

DISCLAIMER: This blog post does not constitute legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is formed by reading it. This blog post may be considered ATTORNEY ADVERTISING in some states. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Additional facts or future developments may affect subjects contained within this blog post. Before acting or relying upon any information within this newsletter, seek the advice of an attorney.

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