SB 1162 Reporting Deadline Extension

Complying with federal, state, and local government regulations can be a considerable administrative burden and expense for employers, and that’s when those employers understand the scope of the regulations fairly well. It gets even trickier when new rules are introduced.  With limited real-life examples to draw from, employers and their legal and regulatory advisors must…

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Key Findings From California Pay Data Reporting Collection

In an ongoing effort to combat employment discrimination and promote pay transparency, the state of California passed SB 973 in 2020.  This law requires California private companies with 100 or more employees to annually report pay and hours-worked information by establishment, job category, sex, race, and ethnicity to the California Department of Fair Employment and…

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No Extensions for California Pay Data Reporting Deadline

The time frame for submitting the annual pay data reporting snapshots to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is fast approaching.  To make matters more urgent, DFEH staff recently made it known that there would not be any extensions issued this year. Affected employers will need to submit their SB 973pay data…

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California DFEH Sues Activision Blizzard for Systemic Discrimination

Following a two-year investigation, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued the entertainment gaming giant, Activision Blizzard for systematic discrimination on July 21, 2021. Included in the extensive complaint filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court are allegations of “frat boy” culture, sexual harassment, unequal pay, retaliation, and gender-based discrimination.  The…

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How to Prepare for the ESG Reckoning: Three Essential Steps

When two founding members of Bain Capital’s impact investing fund sound the alarm that An ESG Reckoning Is Coming, employers should take note.  Michael O’Leary and Warren Valdmanis cover a lot of ground in their new article for the Harvard Business review, from Nikola’s disastrously fake zero-emission semi-truck commercial to Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s…

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California Pay Data Reporting Most Commonly Asked Questions

On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 973 (“SB 973”) into law. SB 973 authorizes California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to enforce the annual reporting of pay and hours worked data for employers with California employees. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions regarding California’s new…

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An Employer’s Guide to Navigating the DEI&A Landscape

With the landscape around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEI&A) continuing to evolve, employers need to be aware of what their responsibilities are for ensuring a safe, discrimination-free work environment for their staff. Before diving into the different nuances regarding the growing legislation driving employers to foster equitable work environments, it would be best to…

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Professional Employer Organizations and CA Pay Data Reporting

3 minute read The deadline for submitting California pay data reports under SB 973 is rapidly approaching. By March 31, 2021, certain employers with California-based employees (including remote workers that report to California locations) must submit comprehensive pay data reports to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). These reports encompass information such as…

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How Several New Laws for 2021 Will Affect CA Employers

3 minute read California employers need to be aware of how a variety of new laws (and continually changing COVID-19-related requirements) will affect their HR teams and reporting requirements in 2021. For example, as of January 1, pay data reporting is mandatory, and employers with only five or more employees are required to provide unpaid…

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