How the CCPA Affects California Companies

Generally, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) protects all the “personal information” belonging to “consumers.” The term “consumers” refers to California residents, and the term “personal information” has an expansive definition that refers to any individually identifiable data about the users.   Not all companies are covered by the CCPA. Businesses located in and outside of California must comply with the CCPA if they fall under one or more of

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How the CCPA Affects California Companies

Generally, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) protects all the “personal information” belonging to “consumers.” The term “consumers” refers to California residents, and the term “personal information” has an expansive definition that refers to any individually identifiable data about the users.   Not all companies are covered by the CCPA. Businesses located in and outside of California must comply with the CCPA if they fall under one or more of

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Three States Now Prohibit Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

Following California and New York, in December 2019, New Jersey became the third state to outlaw discrimination against people based on hairstyles associated with race and ethnicity. The “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act” (the “Crown” Act) makes it illegal to discriminate against people at work, school, or in public places based on their hair texture, hair type, and hairstyles, such as braids, dreadlocks, and twists.

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Health Care Security Benefits for San Francisco Employees

San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance requires businesses with 20 or more workers worldwide (as well as nonprofits with 50 or more workers worldwide) to spend a minimum amount on health care benefits for all covered employees working 8 or more hours per week in the city—after they have completed 90 days of employment. New Benefit Amounts Starting January 1, 2020 For all covered employees, on a quarterly basis: Employers

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Required Poster Updates for State of California

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued updates to the following notices with new revision dates: Workplace Discrimination & Harassment (November 2019) Transgender Rights in the Workplace (December 2019) Family Care & Medical Leave & Pregnancy Disability Leave (December 2019) Keep reading to find out all the details for employers and employees. Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Effective January 1, 2020, workplace protections related to race now include—but

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$15.00 Minimum Wage Coming Soon to Menlo Park, CA

Employees in Menlo Park, California, will soon be getting a minimum wage increase due to the city’s new ordinance.  Effective January 1, 2020, almost all employers in Menlo Park must pay employees who work more than 2 hours per week a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour. However, federal, state, county, and public school district employers are exempt from the requirements of the ordinance. On January 1, 2021, and each January

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Sonoma, CA 2020 Wage Ordinance

On January 1, 2020, employers in Sonoma, California, will be subject to the city’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance. Effective January 1, 2020, Sonoma employers with 26 or more employees must pay a minimum wage of $13.50 per hour. Employers with 25 or fewer employees must pay a minimum wage of $12.50 per hour. Sonoma’s new Minimum Wage notice, which must be posted in both English and Spanish, outlines scheduled minimum

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2020 Oakland, CA Wage Increase

On January 1, 2020, employers in the City of Oakland must pay a minimum wage of $14.14 per hour. The New Minimum Wage for Oakland Effective January 1, 2020, employers in Oakland, CA must pay a minimum wage of $14.14 per hour to all part-time and full-time employees who perform at least 2 hours of work in one workweek within the geographic limits of the city. Each January 1, Oakland’s

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New Minimum Wage for City of Los Altos in 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, employers in Los Altos, California, must pay their employees a minimum wage of $15.40 per hour. Minimum Wage Update for Los Altos MINIMUM WAGE NOTICE Beginning January 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, the minimum wage in Los Altos will be adjusted based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Regional Consumer Price Index. As stated on the Minimum Wage notice, the new minimum wage rate of $15.40

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Attention California: Independent Contractors May Become Employees in 2020

California businesses that rely on independent contractors for their workforce face significant compliance changes and challenges after the passage of California Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”), which codified the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and is set to take effect on January 1, 2020. Essentially, AB 5 makes it more difficult for companies to label workers as independent contractors because the presumption is that a worker is an employee, not

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Minimum Wage Increase for Sunnyvale in 2020

Things are getting sunnier for employees in the City of Sunnyvale, California. As of January 1, 2020, the minimum wage in Sunnyvale is going up, and the three notices on the city’s poster must be updated. Minimum Wage Requirements Annual Increase for 2020 Every January 1, the City of Sunnyvale’s minimum wage will be adjusted based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bay Area Consumer Price Index. Effective January 1,

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