Interactive Process

The interactive process is when the employer and employee discuss the limitations or performance issues that an employee’s disability may pose. This discussion is utilized to determine what or if any accommodations may be needed.  The interactive process must be an ongoing effort where the employer looks at the job responsibilities and requirements versus any specific physical or mental limitations of the individual that are directly related to the need for reasonable accommodation.

Equal Pay in California

California has already prohibited employers from asking applicants for prior salary history information. But on April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit issued an equal pay decision that an employer cannot justify a pay difference between male and female employees by relying on prior salary.

ICE Raids and What Employers Should be Aware of

Recently, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) cracked down on multiple employers and arrested over 21 undocumented workers. Such action sends a strong reminder to U.S. businesses regarding hiring and employing an illegal workforce. ICE announced their enforcement about the law, and that if employers are found to be breaking the law, they will receive appropriate consequences.