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

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Perils and Pitfalls of California Employment Law summarizes the key substantive employment laws of California and discuss the ways in which they most differ from the federal statutes that guide most of the rest of the country. The perspective of the book is 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 federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) standards?
* 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 you are contemplating a move to the state, are a long-time resident looking to brush up on the basics, or thrust into the role of California HR manager from outside the state, this book will give you some insight on how to navigate the complex and burdensome waters of California employment law.

This book is part of the Ogletree Deakins/SHRM Employment Law Series.



Chapter 1. California Wage and Hour Law, Part I: The World of the Wage Order
Chapter 2. California Wage and Hour Law, Part II: Statutory Requirements and the Risk of Noncompliance
Chapter 3. California Anti-Discrimination Laws: Federal Law on Steroids
Chapter 4. California’s Many Leave Laws: Does Anyone Even Have to Work Anymore?
Chapter 5. Even More California Employment Laws to Worry About: Why California HR Professionals Deserve the Big Bucks
Appendix A: Citations and Sources
Appendix B: Additional Laws of Note


Matthew S. Effland is the Vice President-Employment Law, for KAR Auction Services, Inc. Prior to starting his in-house career, he was a shareholder in the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins law firm, as well as the former managing shareholder for Ogletree’s Los Angeles office.

Additional Info

Name Perils and Pitfalls of California Employment Law: A Guide for HR Professionals
SKU 61.13002
Year published 2014
Page count 111
Publisher SHRM
ISBN 978-1-58644-363-4
Author Matthew S. Effland
Format Paperback