While Washington is shifting in one direction, California continues its tectonic shift in another. Recent amendments to California’s Fair Pay Act continue that momentum. Effective January 2017, these amendments include the Act’s expansion to race and ethnicity protections and a prohibition on employers’ use of prior salary, standing alone, to justify a pay disparity. With the Obama Administration’s…

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Hirschfeld Kraemer Partner Kirstin Muller’s article entitled “Spotlight on Pregancy Discrimination” published in the Daily Journal can be found here.

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You may have just started breathing easier after rolling out written commission agreements to comply with California Labor Code section 2751.  However, a recent unanimous California Supreme Court decision has heads turning and tongues wagging once again on this topic. 

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Number 44: Psychiatric or Mental Disabilities Are Protected Under The Americans with Disabilities Act In the continuing evolution of equal employment opportunity law, no area has led to more stress for employers (all puns intended) than complying with their poorly defined and ever-changing obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), passed in 1990.  One particularly…

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Number 32: Understanding Retaliation Claims Under Title VII and the Employee’s Good Faith Belief Requirement One of the plaintiffs’ bar’s perennial favorite claims is the amorphous and, hence, ubiquitous retaliation claim.  Over the years, the law under Title VII has made these claims more difficult for plaintiffs to bring.  At the same time the federal courts…

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