A May 2021 court decision in California caused significant background check delays in some California county courts and left background check companies unable to report some criminal record search results at all. A bill to remedy this delay was vetoed.
AB 2693, enacted on Sept. 29, 2022, made changes to COVID-19 notification requirements by amending California Labor Code section 6409.6 (Duties of employer when notified of potential exposure to COVID-19) and extending its provisions until Jan. 1, 2024.
The NLRB held on October 3 that the employer’s obligation to deduct union dues from an employee’s wages and remit to the union under a collective bargaining agreement, must continue after the expiration of that collective bargaining agreement.
Since March 2020, the USCIS has allowed virtual, remote I-9 verification where all employees are working remotely due to COVID, or when a new employee, post April 1, 2021, is working remotely due to COVID.
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation regulates the transfer of personal data in the European Union. The deadline for adapting Standard Contractual Clauses to meet new compliance obligations is December 27, 2022.
Last month, the California Legislature voted to join what it refers to as “the movement to legalize and regulate the non-medical use of cannabis” across the United States, including offering employment protection for such use.
California’s governor has signed AB 1041, which, beginning Jan. 1, 2023, expands the definition of a “family member” under the California Family Rights Act and California’s Healthy Workplaces Healthy Families Act to include a “designated person.”