There are several employment laws that took effect on January 1, 2012 that will impact your business. These new laws range in content from credit reports, health insurance, discrimination, and worker classification. Avoid putting your business at risk for fines or costly litigation – get up to speed with the recent changes.
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The California State Legislature is wrapping up its legislative session and we are actively monitoring hundreds of legislative bills that are awaiting final action. One bill that we worked diligently to defeat is Assembly Bill 46-a measure that would have potentially jeopardized more than 1,000 businesses and tens of thousands of jobs. It would have also taken the unprecedented step of the State Legislature singling out a municipal entity and disincorporating a city. Employers Group actively opposed this measure and the California State Senate ultimately defeated this bill.
United States Supreme Court Validates Employers Group Legal Committee Opinion and Hands Wal-Mart a Big Victory
Supporting the opinion of the Amicus Brief filed by Employers Group’s Legal Committee, the high court halts Sex Discrimination suit
Employers Group’s Position Regarding the Dukes v. Wal-Mart Case
The Employers Group Legal Committee filed an amicus brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal arguing that each employee’s claim of gender discrimination was individualized and, therefore, class certification was not appropriate. The Committee also argued that, given the size of the potential class, the case was not practically suitable for class action status. The multiple discrimination claims against Wal-Mart can not be collective, rather to be handled on a case-by-case basis. The recent United States Supreme Court decision mirrors the opinion held by Employers Group.