Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.
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An ordinance that limits how employers and housing providers use criminal history in their decision making goes into effect in San Francisco next week.
San Francisco is a step closer to banning questions about criminal backgrounds on applications for jobs and housing in what is called the “Fair Chance” law, which received widespread support at Monday’s supervisor’s meeting.
A proposal by the chairman of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would allow workers to request flexible working hours from their employers.
Facebook is warning employers not to demand the passwords of job applicants, saying that it’s an invasion of privacy that opens companies to legal liabilities.
San Francisco employers are keeping 80 percent or $50 million a year of the money intended to provide employee health care under the city’s Healthy San Francisco law, and now there is an effort underway to close the loophole.
California lawmakers have voted to block employers from using consumer credit reports when they are deciding whether to hire workers for most jobs.