It is considered an unlawful employment practice for an employer to discriminate against an employee/applicant because of a conflict between the person’s religious belief or observance and any employment requirement unless providing the accommodation would result in an undue hardship.

Employers who receive religious based accommodation requests – including those made in response to vaccination mandates – must engage in a timely good faith interactive process and consider any available reasonable accommodation including:

Agricultural employers, like all employers, need a written Employee Handbook to protect their company from legal risks, create policies and procedures to guide employees and supervisors, and provide information about company benefits.

Teresa McQueen

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop conducting workplace raids to arrest immigrants lacking work authorization. 

The problem lies with "exploitative employers," not unauthorized workers problem, Mayorkas said in a October 12 memorandum.  

Jason Resnick

Starting January 1, 2022, California employers risk criminal charges for the intentional theft of wages.[i] An intentional theft of wages in an amount greater than $950 for one employee, or $2,350 for two or more employees will subject an employer to a criminal charge of grand theft.

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