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March 2017 Archives

Employers may be engaging in age discrimination

A study led by a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine, indicates that older individuals may have a hard time getting hired. The researchers determined that individuals who were older were far less likely to be contacted by employers than younger applicants. Further, the issue seemed to worsen the older an applicant is.

5 CFRA policies your boss may have skipped over

The California Family Rights Act applies to companies with 50 or more full- or part-time employees. It allows those employees to take extended leave of up to 12 weeks under certain conditions and with certain benefits. Basically, those who have been employed for 12 months and worked at least 1,250 hours during that time would be eligible for CFRA leave. While away from the workplace, they would still be entitled to coverage under the company's health insurance plan and would be able to return to the jobs they had or, if unavailable, to comparable positions. Updates to the act were made in 2015, but some companies may not have made all the adjustments. Here are five changes employers should implement:

9th Circuit rules on Dodd-Frank whistleblower protection

On March 9, it was reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed a decision made by a California court involving a person who was terminated after reporting another employee's misconduct to the company. The company had argued that the person was not protected against retaliation as he had not made a report to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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