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New Law Alert: Employers Cannot Discrimination Based on Hairstyle

The CROWN Act, which stands for Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair, was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom earlier this month. The CROWN Act amends the Government Code to define "race or ethnicity" as "inclusive of

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New Employment Laws in the Works in California

The State Assembly recently passed six new bills that further protect employees' rights in the state of California. Below is a summary of those bills AB-51 aims at outlawing arbitration in employment contracts. This bill is likely preempted by f

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California Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively

In what is deemed to be a big blow to companies, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that California's Independent Contractor Test, which was established in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court last April, should be applied retroactivel

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