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EEOC approves Strategic Enforcement Plan

USA - December 21 2012 On December 18, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) highlighting six high-priority target areas.

Employee contracts that purport to include overtime hours in salary for non-exempt employee are not valid

USA - November 16 2012 Assembly Bill 2103 amends Labor Code Section 515 to provide that payment of a fixed salary to a non-exempt employee can only be deemed to provide compensation for the employee's regular, non-overtime hours.

Nancy Inesta, Yulia Fradkin.

Definition of "sex" expanded under FEHA to protect breastfeeding

USA - November 16 2012 Existing law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of "sex."

Nancy Inesta, Yulia Fradkin.

Strict standard for penalties for failure to provide accurate itemized wage statements

USA - November 16 2012 Under existing law, California employers are required to provide employees with accurate itemized wage statements that contain nine enumerated categories of information identified in Labor Code Section 226.

Nancy Inesta, Yulia Fradkin.

Definition of "religious dress practice" expanded under FEHA

USA - November 16 2012 Existing law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of religious observance, belief and practice.

Nancy Inesta, Yulia Fradkin.