Eight Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) attorneys will present at the California Public Employers Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA) Annual Training Conference in Monterey, November 14-17.
EEOC Provides Guidance on Assessing the Adverse Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Employment Selection Procedures
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance regarding the use of software, algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) in employers’ “selection procedures,” in other words, employment decisions related to hiring, promotion and firing. Learn more from RPLG Senior Counsel Spencer Wilson and Associate Anastasia Bondarchuk.
Beginning June 27, 2023, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) expands protections for pregnant employees and job applicants. The PWFA is a new federal law that requires private and public sector employers with at least 15 employees to provide “reasonable accommodations” to known limitations related to qualified employees’ and job applicants’ pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on business operations.
Two Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) attorneys—Associate Anastasia Bondarchuk and Senior Counsel Andrew Shen—will present at the League of California Cities’ 2023 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, taking place January 18-20 in Sacramento.
On October 24, 2022, the Ninth Circuit held that time spent by a specific group of call center workers booting up their computers was compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as “integral and indispensable” to their principal job duties. The Court’s decision in Cariene Cadena, et al. v. Customer Connexx, LLC, et al., 51 F.4th 831 (9th Cir. 2022) (“Cadena”) , reversed a district court ruling granting summary judgment to the employer-defendant.
On April 21, 2022, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board adopted the next iteration of the Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”), which sets out workplace safety requirements related to COVID-19 applicable to public employers. This latest ETS comes a few weeks before the current ETS is set to expire on May 6, 2022.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the compensability of time that employees spend attending voluntary training under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Founding Partner Art Hartinger and Associate Anastasia Bondarchuk presented an update on the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) on Thursday, October 22 at the Public Employer Labor Relations Association of California (PELRAC) 11th Annual Training Conference.
Anastasia Bondarchuk joined RPLG as an associate this August, bringing a blend of private- and public-sector experience to the firm’s Government and Litigation practice groups.