Tag: California

April 2, 2024
On February 16, 2024, the California State Senate introduced Senate Bill 1345 (“SB 1345”), which would make it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to take an adverse action against an applicant based on his or her criminal history.  SB 1345 is currently pending review by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
February 27, 2024
As you may already know, California law requires private employers with 100 or more payroll employees to file an annual Payroll Employee Report. The California Civil Rights Department has recently implemented several key changes to this year’s reporting requirements—and State issued templates for reporting the same. Therefore, employers should understand these changes before initiating the data collection process and submitting a Pay Data Report, which is due on May 8, 2024.
January 2, 2024
The California Civil Rights Department (“CRD”) recently filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against grocery mega store Ralphs Grocery Company (“Ralphs”) over alleged violations of California’s Fair Chance Act. The CRD asserts that Ralphs has unlawfully screened out numerous job applicants across Southern California based on their criminal history, in contravention of California’s Fair Chance Act.