Labor Employment Law Update October 2019

Employers need to be aware of new poster and handbook regulations that took effect April 1, 2019.  California Code of Regulations, tit. 2, § 11095 imposed two new requirements:

1. Every employer covered by the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”) and/or New Parent Leave Act (“NPLA”) is required to conspicuously post a notice explaining the two Acts’ provisions and providing information concerning the procedures for filing complaints of violations of the Acts with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Employers with 20 to 49 employees will need to post the new notice on their premises, and employers with 50 or more employees will need to update their existing notice.

2. If the employer publishes a handbook that describes other kinds of leaves available to its employees, the handbook must be updated to include a description of CFRA and/or NPLA leave.

For questions on these new regulations or any other labor and employment issue, contact SBEMP.

SBEMP’S Labor and Employment Department is comprised of attorneys with decades of experience in a broad range of labor and employment matters from day-to-day counseling to labor negotiations and litigation. Our team is prepared to guide our clients through the complex myriad of employment laws affecting California employers. We assist our clients with day-to-day personnel management issues, such as drafting employment policies, managing leaves of absence, identifying potential problems in hiring and firing practices, and ensuring wage and hour compliance. Our attorneys are also experienced litigators who regularly represent clients in all types of employment litigation, including defending wage and hour class actions as well as lawsuits alleging discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Additionally, we regularly represent clients in administrative proceedings, such as Labor Commissioner claims, CalOSHA citations, DFEH and EEOC investigations, and DLSE complaints. Our labor and employment practice is also prepared to assist clients with labor negotiations and disputes. Our labor attorneys are experienced in negotiating labor agreements as well as representing clients before the NLRB.

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