- Written by Rebecca Hause-Schultz
As 2017 quickly draws to a close, it is important for employers to review new laws that will be implemented January 1, 2018 and ensure their company is in compliance.
Starting in 2018, as a result of Senate Bill 396, employers must display a poster about transgender rights in the workplace, available here in English, and here in Spanish. The poster is required to be posted in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace. If ten (10) percent or more of a company’s workforce speaks a language other than English, the DFEH posters must also be displayed in that language.
- Written by Gregory Blueford
Sound the Alarm: California Company Ordered to Pay $211,405 in Back Wages for Violating Cal-WARN
Earlier this month, employees at a San Diego shipyard were awarded $211,405 in back pay and lost pension benefits after a California Appellate Court affirmed a lower court decision which ruled that the employer violated the California WARN Act by not providing employees with a 60-day notice of an impending temporary layoff of 90 employees.
NASSCO Holdings Incorporated and National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (collectively “NASSCO”) employs thousands of workers in its shipbuilding and repairing business. NASSCO employees are represented by The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths Forgers and Helpers, Local 1998 (the “union”). NASSCO’s staffing requirements change frequently and its collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) with the union contains detailed rules regarding the handling of terminations and short-term unpaid work stoppages, which the CBA refers to as a “layoff.”