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NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD – NEW GUIDELINES ON EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS

February 27, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) General Counsel, Richard Griffin, recently issued the “Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules,” a comprehensive report providing guidance to employers on what the NLRB deems to be lawful and unlawful company handbook provisions and policies. The rules in the Report apply to both unionized and non-unionized employers because the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) restricts all employers from issuing policies or rules that inhibit employees from engaging in activities protected by the NRLA, such as discussing wages, criticizing management, publicly communicating about working conditions and discussing unionization.

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EMPLOYEE PRIVACY RIGHTS

February 27, 2019

The California Constitution expressly provides that all persons have a right to privacy. However, the right to privacy is not absolute and some intrusion into a person’s privacy will be permitted if there is a legitimate competing interest and the intrusion is reasonably calculated to further that legitimate interest. In the workplace, an employee may effectively waive the right to privacy under certain circumstances. This Newsletter shall discuss some of the situations in which the right of privacy arises in the workplace.

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EMPLOYEE WORK AUTHORIZATION

February 27, 2019

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 prohibits the hiring or continued employment of aliens that employers know are unauthorized to work in the United States. To comply with the law, all employers must verify the employment eligibility and identity of all employees by completing an Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9) for all employees, including U.S. citizens.

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LOS ANGELES FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE FOR HIRING

January 27, 2017

On December 9, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) ordinance (the “Ordinance”) that bars certain employers in the City of Los Angeles (the “City”) from asking job applicants about their criminal conviction history until the employer makes a conditional offer of employment to the applicant. The Ordinance takes effect January 1, 2017.

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NEW LAW ON CROWD-FUNDING

April 5, 2012

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jump-start Our Business Start-ups (JOBS) Act, which authorizes so-called “crowd-funding” which permits a company to raise small amounts of funds from a large number of investors over the internet. The new crowd-funding law is called the “Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud and Unethical Non-Disclosure Act of 2012” or the “CROWDFUND Act.”

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