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Mandatory Training To Prevent Gender Identity Harassment

This law expands the scope of mandatory sexual harassment training employers must provide to their supervisory employees. Currently, FEHA requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide at least two hours of prescribed training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees within six months of their assumption of a supervisory position and … Continue Reading

LAPD Requirement That Training Costs Be Reimbursed Violates Labor Code

In re Acknowledgement Cases, 239 Cal. App. 4th 1498 (2015) The City of Los Angeles requires all newly hired police officers to attend and graduate from the Los Angeles Police Academy. After the city realized that many officers who graduated from the academy were leaving within a few years to join other law enforcement agencies, … Continue Reading

Thou Shalt Not Bully – Employers Must Educate Supervisors about “Abusive Conduct”

California businesses that have 50 or more employees are already required to train supervisors on legally prohibited sexual harassment. Following California Governor Jerry Brown’s recent signing of A.B. 2053, that training must now also include education on preventing “abusive conduct” in the workplace, even if the conduct is not based on a protected characteristic nor … Continue Reading

The California Court of Appeal Interprets The Applicability Of Reporting Time Pay And Split-Shift Premium Pay To Scheduled Training Meetings

The California Court of Appeal in Aleman v. AirTouch Cellular has addressed for the first time; (1) whether reporting time pay applies to training meetings which are scheduled in advance; (2) whether Split-shift premium pay should be paid if an employee earns more than the minimum wage for all hours worked plus one additional hour of pay … Continue Reading

Investor Permitted To Proceed With Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claim Against NY Life

Oravecz v. New York Life Ins. Co., 95 Cal. Rptr. 3d 1 (Cal. Ct. App. 2009) Paul Oravecz sued Steve Roth and New York Life (which was allegedly Roth’s employer) after losing money in an investment in an offshore foreign currency trading fund, which Oravecz alleged was a “Ponzi scheme.” Among the claims Oravecz alleged … Continue Reading

Employer Could Recover Training Costs From Employee But Could Not Withhold Same From Final Check

City of Oakland v. Hassey, 163 Cal. App. 4th 1477 (2008) The city sued Kenny D. Hassey for breach of contract after he failed to reimburse it for the costs of training him to become a police officer with the Oakland Police Department. Oakland had entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Oakland Police Officers’ Association authorizing … Continue Reading
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