Category Archives: Discrimination and Retaliation Protections

Farm Labor Contractor Laws Reviewed at AgWISE 2015

Payroll Masters sponsored the 2015 AgWISE Symposium on January 22 and 23rd which was presented by AgSafe and the Napa Valley Grape Growers. The English keynote speakers were The Director of Industrial Relations for the State of California Christine Baker … Continue reading

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DOL Issues Final Rule on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protections

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a new rule on December 3 prohibiting discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal contracting workforce. The rule implements Executive Order 13672, which was signed by President … Continue reading

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New Guidance From the EEOC on Pregnancy Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published several documents on July 14, 2014 related to pregnancy discrimination, including a new “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues,” a question and answer document about the guidance and a “Fact … Continue reading

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President Obama Signs Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers

On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an executive order extending workplace protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans in the federal contracting workforce. “Thanks to your passion and advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause,” the … Continue reading

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New 2014 Laws Affecting California Employers

WAGE AND HOUR Several new laws will increase employers’ wage and hour obligations in 2014. Minimum Wage AB 10 raises California’s current minimum wage of $8 per hour by two, one-dollar increments: to $9 per hour effective July 1, 2014, and … Continue reading

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