Hot Topics in Employment Law: CA Overtime, Texas Convictions, and a Dash of the EEOC
This week I’m going to blog about other people’s blogs. Predictions and pontifications!
Texas Battles for the Box with the EEOC
The EEOC’s somewhat controversial directive, telling all U. S. employers they need to stop using “check the box if you’ve been convicted of a crime” criteria in their initial filters (job applications) when searching for qualified candidates, has met resistance from the state of Texas. Predictably, Texas has filed suit against the EEOC, alleging that it has exceeded its authority. I predict the EEOC will prevail.
Overtime, Over-regulated: How to Make Nobody Happy with CA Employment Law
California employers know that whichever system you use to comply with the California work week, both the Alternative Work Week and the daily overtime requirements for employees who exceed 8 hours seem to have been designed to protect employees and entrap the employer. However, not all employees are happy with the limitation, either. Recently a California legislator attempted to bring relief to employees and employers over this issue. The bill would have killed the daily overtime requirement for all hours worked over 8 hours. Many employees, especially in the medical field, would love to be able to work longer hours so that they can spend more days with family during long weekends. California legislators don’t agree.
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