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Upcoming notice requirement on protections for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking

Under the California Labor Code, if you employ 25 or more employees, you must provide time off and other accommodations to employees who are victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse and stalking. Learn more about the new notice requirements and your obligations under this law.

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New restrictions for choice of law provisions in employee contracts

It is not uncommon an employer operating in multiple states to require its employees who live or work within California to litigate any employment-related disputes outside of California under the law of a different state.

Now, that’s no bueno. Employers cannot require employees who live and work in California to agree, as a condition of employment, to litigate or arbitrate outside of California claims that arise in California, or to apply non-California law to a controversy arising in California.

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Pregnancy disability leave protections beyond other medical leaves

When an employee takes time off of work for a disability related to pregnancy or childbirth, multiple protected leaves of absence are in effect. But employers should be aware that pregnancy disability leaves offer more protections to employees in some important ways.

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Intermittent leave of absence under the FMLA and CFRA

The term “leave of absence” is usually associated with a long period of time during which an employee is continuously absent. So employers may not realize that “intermittent leave,” (i.e., short periods of time-off or a reduced schedule) that an employee requests for a serious health condition may qualify for leave protection under the Family Medical Leave Act and the California Family Rights Act.

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