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October 6, 2022

Governor’s Veto Will Likely Result in Continued Delayed or Non-Performable Background Checks in California

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.

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October 6, 2022

New California Law Modifies and Extends California Labor Code COVID-19 Exposure Notification Requirements, But Adds Confusion to Existing Employer Obligations

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.

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October 5, 2022

Show Me the Money: California Enacts New Pay Disclosure Requirements

This sweeping new law imposes two significant requirements on covered employers: job-posting requirements and pay data disclosures.

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October 5, 2022

No Rest for California Employers in 2022! Here are the Latest Employment Laws in the Golden State

California state and local governmental bodies—our state legislature, and counties and cities—were active again this year in their efforts to regulate the workplace.

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October 4, 2022

NLRB Holds Dues Continue Beyond Contract’s Expiration

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.

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October 4, 2022

Will Virtual, Remote I-9 Verification Post-COVID Become a Reality?

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.

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October 4, 2022

International Data Transfer of HR Data From the EU to Non-EU Entities – The Deadline for Adapting SCCs is December 27, 2022

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.

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October 3, 2022

California to Protect Off-Work Use of Marijuana, Set Testing Parameters for Measuring Workplace Impairment

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.

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October 3, 2022

New California “Designated Person” Standards Could (Further) Complicate Leave Administration

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.”

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