January 10, 2023
The Civil Rights Council of the California Civil Rights Department has released its latest draft revisions to the Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations governing an employers’ use and consideration of a job applicant’s criminal history in making employment decisions under the California Code of Regulations, Title 2, § 11017.1.
October 6, 2022
Last month, we published an introductory article about how a 998 Offer to Compromise generally operates and the cost-shifting that occurs if a party rejects a 998 offer and fails to obtain a more favorable judgment. When a plaintiff rejects a defendant’s 998 offer and does not get a more favorable result at trial, the plaintiff will be denied his post-offer costs and must pay the defendant’s post-offer costs, including expert witness fees.
September 27, 2022
On September 18, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2188 into law which prohibits discrimination against an employee based on their use of cannabis outside of work. More specifically, the law prohibits discrimination in hiring, termination, and other employment decisions based on the consumption of cannabis while off the job. While the law does not come into effect until January 1, 2024, California employers should begin preparing now to ensure compliance.