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Ch 3: Employment & Employee Relations in California

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Refresh your memory on child labor laws, protection of whistleblowers, and employee rights regarding privacy in California with this chapter of interactive video lessons and quizzes. These lessons will help increase your memory of employment and employee relations in California.

Employment & Employee Relations in California - Chapter Summary

Your studies of topics like the rules for state contracted employees and medical marijuana in California workplace can be made easy and fun with this chapter of video lessons. You'll learn about these topics, plus more! Quick self-assessment quizzes also provide you with the opportunity to to test your memory of the details of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, along with other concepts. Here is the other information that you will have remembered by the end of this chapter:

  • Connection between the Fair Employment & Housing Act and employment
  • Definition of California Labor Code Section 132a and Private Attorney General Act of 2004
  • Protection of whistleblowers
  • Employee rights regarding safety and privacy
  • Child labor laws
  • Purpose of California's Employment Development Department
  • Managerial training for sexual harassment

There is no race against a time clock while you are completing these lessons and quizzes, because they can be completed at your own pace. Each video lesson includes links to go to different sections within them. Utilize the video transcripts for further clarification on terms and concepts.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Employment & Employee Relations in California
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How The Fair Employment & Housing Act Relates to Employment

1. How The Fair Employment & Housing Act Relates to Employment

This lesson explores the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) of California and how it relates to employment and employee relations. We will look at the process of implementing the FEHA in the workplace, and how reasonable accommodations are applied.

California Labor Code Section 132a: Definition & Significance

2. California Labor Code Section 132a: Definition & Significance

In this lesson, we'll look at the protections and penalties stated in California Labor Code Section 132a regarding threats or acts of discrimination against employees who file workers' compensation claims.

How California Protects Whistleblowers

3. How California Protects Whistleblowers

In this lesson, we will examine the state of California's Whistleblower Protection Law. We will also discuss SB 496, a law that further expands protection for whistleblowers.

Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

4. Employee Rights: Privacy & Safety

The modern workplace can be an intrusive and sometimes even a dangerous and violent place. In this lesson, you'll learn about employee privacy and safety. Topics will include employee surveillance, social media and workplace safety and violence.

Child Labor Laws in California

5. Child Labor Laws in California

In California, the Department of Labor set out certain laws regarding employment of minors. In this lesson, we will review the details of the child labor laws, including wage, hour, and age requirements, employer requirements and work permits.

Function of California's Employment Development Department

6. Function of California's Employment Development Department

This lesson will review the primary functions and branches of California's Employment Development Department. The actions that are being taken by the department to deter fraudulent practices will also be discussed.

Private Attorney General Act of 2004: Definition & Significance

7. Private Attorney General Act of 2004: Definition & Significance

In this lesson, we will discuss the Private Attorney General Act of 2004 and how employers need to ensure they are up-to-date with the most current labor laws. If not up to standards, employers could be faced with an expensive lawsuit with their employees.

Sexual Harassment Training for Managers in CA Workplaces

8. Sexual Harassment Training for Managers in CA Workplaces

Management level sexual harassment training is legally required for many organizations in California. Luckily, these training initiatives are beneficial for both employees and employers. This lesson describes the training - and its benefits.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

9. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

Massive layoffs and plant closings can dramatically affect the lives of employees. In this lesson, you'll learn about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and how it attempts to alleviate economic fallout.

Laws for Medical Marijuana in California Workplaces

10. Laws for Medical Marijuana in California Workplaces

Though the proper use of medical marijuana is legal in California, an employee can still be fired for its use. This lesson explains the laws regarding the use of medical marijuana in California workplaces.

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