The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has announced that it is recruiting for its 2019 Civil Rights Honors Program. The program provides recent law school graduates the opportunity to work for one-year as a Civil Rights Fellow in the DFEH’s Legal Division. Successful applicants will work alongside DFEH’s attorneys on investigations, mediations and litigation of civil rights cases. DFEH’s mission is to enforce California’s civil rights laws, including
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to prevent and address workplace harassment in state and local government. The EEOC and the Justice Department seek to enhance the effectiveness of the nation's equal employment opportunity enforcement in the state and local government sector to ensure the efficient use of resources and a consistent enforcement stra
The Supreme Court of California issued an opinion today wherein the court held that a wage order of the Industrial Welfare Commission permitting health care employees to waive their second meal period break if they work shifts longer than 12 hours does not violate the Labor Code. See, Gerard v. Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center - filed Dec. 10, 2018 - 2018 S.O.S. 5824.