California Labor & Employment Law
California’s unique, fluid and complex body of labor and employment laws and regulations have helped the Golden State earn its reputation as "the most burdensome state in which to run a business.” And there’s an old adage that says “When California sneezes, the rest of the country catches cold,” which underscores the influence this trend-setting state has on the rest of the country and why legal and corporate compliance professionals coast to coast routinely monitor it’s legislative and regulatory activities.
Whether a business is headquartered in California, has operations or employees in California, or does business in California, it is vital that it understand and comply with California’s complex workplace law related obligations. Corporate counsel, HR and compliance professionals, and outside legal advisors must effectively navigate the onerous requirements and potential landmines of California’s challenging labor and employment law landscape – or face potentially harsh consequences.
Wolters Kluwer's California Labor & Employment Law on Cheetah provides a powerful collection of practical content and tools to help practitioners understand and manage California’s labor and employment rules – and avoid costly mistakes.
Comprised of 11 helpful resources, all conveniently located in one quick-link box on the Cheetah Labor & Employment Law dashboard, California Labor & Employment Law alerts users to critical new developments, guides them with expert practical commentary, saves valuable time with easy-to-use practice tools, and provides instant access to a comprehensive primary source database.
MORE THAN 60 ESSENTIAL TOPICS COVERED, WITH DAILY UPDATES
From leaves, employee privacy, employment agreements, and covenants not to compete to discrimination, harassment, wage-hour, independent contractors, and more, there is no doubt - California is different. California Labor & Employment Law will assist users having to deal with all these essential topics and more! Customers will welcome plentiful guidance to help them determine how the patchwork of federal and CA laws apply to the workplace. They will be able to compare over 60 employment law topics with value-added summaries and links to source content to understand California’s unique treatment. Since the law is constantly evolving, especially in California, users will take comfort knowing our new offering will help them stay current with daily updates on new California cases, legislative and agency developments.
MULTI-FACETED RESOURCE TOOLKIT
• California Employment Law Tracker
• California-Federal Employment Law Compare Smart Chart
• Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law is Different - Seyfarth Shaw LLP
• Litigating California Wage & Hour Class and PAGA Actions – Seyfarth Shaw LLP
• California Workers' Compensation Law and Practice - Pollak, Tolman, Jr. and Reyes
• California Lien Claims in Workers' Compensation Cases - Foust
• California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Managers and Supervisors
• California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Employees
• California PAGA Notices Locator
• California Full-Text Laws, Regulations, Opinion Letters and Summaries
• Cal/OSHA State Plan
These components work together to help labor and employment law and HR practitioners and advisors understand and properly comply with California’s legal requirements. Every California business and all law firms advising California clients on employment law matters will benefit from this new powerful collection of practical tools and guidance that is so needed today!
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California Employment Law Tracker: Delivered via email and accessible online, this customizable daily news feed provides users with timely, concise updates on new California legislative, regulatory and case law developments related to labor and employment law. The online archive contains developments going back to February 2021.
California-Federal Employment Law Compare Smart Chart: This time-saving tool provides instant access to the California and Federal rules and requirements for 60 topics ranging from age discrimination, background checks, and drug testing to sexual harassment, unemployment insurance, and whistleblower protections. It offers users concise summaries, access to detailed explanations, and links to full-text of the applicable laws and regulations for each topic.
Cal-Peculiarities: How California Employment Law is Different - Seyfarth Shaw LLP: A practical guide that catalogs how California law deviates from prevailing American labor and employment law, and written by the California experts at Seyfarth Shaw, this work summarizes the legislative, judicial, and regulatory developments that make California a uniquely challenging environment for private employers. These California peculiarities are highlighted to help employment law attorneys, corporate counsel and human resources professionals alike avoid legal pitfalls.
Litigating California Wage & Hour Class and PAGA Actions – Seyfarth Shaw LLP: A valuable resource for employers who are navigating the nuances of wage and hour class and PAGA actions in California, this work covers top legal developments and wage and hour trends in the Golden State, including updates devoted to strategies for defeating class certification, defending against PAGA representative actions, issues affecting classification of workers as independent contractors, and much more.
California Workers' Compensation Law and Practice - Pollak, Tolman, Jr. and Reyes: This renowned work features more than 6,000 case discussions and valuable advice from a leading authority in California workers’ compensation law. It provides start-to-finish guidance on readying and trying a case. Users get detailed explanations of procedures, strategies for circumventing traps and maximizing opportunities, solutions to common problems, and governing law.
California Lien Claims in Workers' Compensation Cases – Foust: Step-by-step coverage of the law and procedures of lien claims in workers’ compensation cases. This resource comes complete with common fact patterns, resolutions recommended by the top authority in the state, and effective arguments. Pattern forms and over 800 citations support the text.
California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Managers and Supervisors: This customizable training module consisting of slides, a facilitator’s script, sign in form, final exam, and certificate of completion teaches your supervisory personnel about the important role they play in preventing and eliminating sexual harassment. As managers and supervisors, it is crucial that they learn about workplace sexual harassment because the elimination of sexual harassment in the workplace is an essential part of their jobs. This training program also complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training mandates, which require an employer having five or more employees to provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees.
California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Employees: This customizable training module consisting of slides, a facilitator’s script, sign in form, final exam, and certificate of completion can be used by employers to instruct employees what they need to know to help your organization create and maintain a work environment that is free from sexual harassment. Although sexual harassment is often talked about, many people don’t really know what it is. Because of the devastating effects it can have on the workplace, however, it is very important that your employees learn what sexual harassment is and what their role is in preventing and eliminating it. This training program also complies with California’s sexual harassment prevention training mandates, which require an employer having five or more employees to provide at least two hours of classroom or other effective interactive training and education regarding sexual harassment to all supervisory employees.
California PAGA Notices Locator: This handy tool tracks and displays Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claim notice filings. Useful for business development purposes for firms, this tool displays LWDA Claim #, Plaintiff for PAGA Case, Filer/Attorney for PAGA Case, Law Firm for PAGA Plaintiff, Employer Name, Court Case #, Submission Date. Each data column in the tool can be sorted online – and this data can also be downloaded to Excel, so users can sort and analyze filings offline
California Full-Text Laws, Regulations, Opinion Letters and Summaries: This comprehensive and constantly updated database allows users to easily search all of California’s labor and employment laws, regulations, agency materials, and cases. Helpful explanations of the law are provided for 39 essential topics ranging from age discrimination and drug testing to violence in the workplace and whistleblower protections, and much more.
Cal/OSHA State Plan: California administers the largest state occupational safety and health plan in the nation. It has adopted its own occupational safety and health standards which are at least comprehensive as Federal OSHA standards. This updated resource provides users with access to the full updated text of California’s OSHA rules and requirements.