The California Edition of the Employment & Labor Newsletter

August 2016

Recruiting Practice Reminders 


If you are a hiring manager or human resources professional who posts job openings to your organization’s website, be aware that these postings will be picked up by other sites and the language you use will be taken verbatim from your posting.
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   Department of Fair Employment
   and Housing Unveils 2016−2017
   Strategic Plan                                                                                                  


The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has unveiled its 2016−2017 Strategic Plan, which will guide the Department in working toward its vision over the next three to five years.
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   California Court of Appeal Expands
Duty to Accommodate

In Castro-Ramirez v. Dependable Highway Express, Inc., the California Court of Appeal for the Second District held that an employer’s duty to reasonably accommodate disabilities extends to accommodating employees associated with a disabled person.
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   Recently Signed Bills Continue to
   Expand Employee Benefits

The California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown have been busy over the past few months passing and signing new bills into law. The recently enacted legislation will keep employers and human resources professionals on their toes when they take effect.
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