Perils and Pitfalls of California Employment Law: A Guide for HR Professionals

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This book summarizes the key substantive employ­ment laws of California and discusses the ways in which they most differ from the federal statutes that guide most of the rest of the country. The book is written from the perspective of an experienced HR professional who, for the first time, is tasked with managing a workforce in California. Such a person would likely ask basic questions, like:

  •  How do California’s wage and hour laws compare with the Fair Labor Standards Act? 
  •  Are the risks of violating the harassment laws greater in California than elsewhere?
  •  Are the rumors I’ve heard about employees getting months and months of protected leave from work true?
  •  What about California’s famous privacy rights? Medical mari­juana laws? Background check limitations?

Whether the HR professional is contemplating a move to the state, is a longtime resident looking to brush up on the basics, or has been thrust into the role of California HR manager from outside the state, this book provides the insight on how to navigate the complex and burdensome waters of California employment law.

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