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Unpaid Volunteers and Interns Are Protected From Discrimination and Harassment in California

California's discrimination and harassment law has been expanded to include protections for unpaid volunteers and interns. Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill expanding the protections which are afforded to paid employees to also include unpaid volunteers (see here).

New Law Expands the Training Obligations on California Employers to Include "Abusive Conduct"

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that expands employer training obligations to include prevention of "abusive conduct" in addition to already existing law concerning training supervisors about harassment and discrimination (see here).

Under California Law, Employees Must Be Reimbursed For Personal Cell Phones Used For Business

According to an important recent California court decision, companies with either formal or informal "Bring Your Own Device" ("BYOD") policies - meaning that employees bring their own personal cell phones to work to double as work cell phones - are required under California law to reimburse employees for work-related calls that employees make on their personal cell phones.

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