The Los Angeles City Council and the federal Office of Personnel Management each announced measures prohibit employers from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history until a conditional job offer has been made.
Hands-on applied learning through the "earn while you learn" apprenticeship model provides teens and young adults early work experience and allows employers to train workers in the skills their organizations seek.
EAPs traditionally have assisted workers with issues like alcohol or substance abuse. Now, the programs also offer counseling for a broad range of issues such as child or elder care, relationship challenges, financial or legal problems, wellness matters and traumatic events like workplace violence.
In response to a spike in Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuits, California enacted new requirements to increase regulatory oversight. But some lawyers say that the new requirements will do little to reduce this litigation because they don't go far enough.
A strong culture is vital for organizational success – as evidenced by the relationship between culture and leadership, employee commitment, customer satisfaction, and innovation. But "strong" doesn't mean fixed.