Employment Law Issues – Are You Ready for 2020?

This article was originally published on LinkedIn on December 14, 2019. Click here for the original article.

I attended the Raines Feldman LLP annual employment law update on Friday and learned about some of the major federal and state legal issues that will be affecting California employers in 2020, including:

  • Independent contractor issues
  • Grooming and appearance policies
  • Lactation accommodation.
  • Sexual harassment definitions and training
  • CalSavers
  • Employment applications
  • California Consumer Protection Act
  • Arbitration agreements

The message was clear – California employers continue to operate in a challenging, employee-friendly environment. Many of these issues can and should be addressed in clear, written policies that are part of an up-to-date employee handbook.

If any of these issues are a concern for you, I am happy to connect you with the human resources consultant and employment law attorney who are members of my AlignWomen Mastermind. They can help you develop policies and update (or create) your employee handbook to ensure that you are in compliance with federal and state regulations. The best way to navigate these changes is to set up policies to prevent legal issues and claims from happening.

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