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CalChamber’s employment law experts analyze federal and California legislation, important court cases and agency actions that affect employment law.

Parental Leave Mandate for Small Business Passes

A job killer bill mandating a new protected leave of absence for small businesses passed the Legislature this week and is on its way to the Governor. SB 63 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) passed the Assembly on September 12 by a vote of 51-15. A day later, the Senate voted 25-13 to concur in Assembly amendments to […]

Sep 15 2017 - Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

Deadline Near: Don’t Forget to Use New Form I-9

This past July, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Form I-9. Employers were given a grace period before they were required to use the new form, but that grace period expires soon! By September 18, employers must only use the new Form I-9 with the revision date of 07/7/17 N. Prior […]

Sep 14 2017 - Form I-9 - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

DACA and Form I-9

On September 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Homeland Security will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA will expire on March 5, 2018. The current administration has requested new legislation to replace DACA, but, for now, the program is set to expire in less than six […]

Sep 12 2017 - Form I-9 - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Stick a Fork in It —The Federal Overtime Rule is Really Over

Last week, a federal judge in Texas struck down the federal overtime rule, putting an end to this controversial proposal from the prior administration that would have made over four million new workers eligible for overtime pay. The rule would have set a new federal salary threshold that must be met before an executive, professional […]

Sep 7 2017 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Several Employment-Related Bills Remain Active in California Legislature

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop numerous harmful bills from continuing past the appropriations committees last Friday to reach the Senate or Assembly Floors; however, CalChamber continues to fight a number of employment-related proposals that, if passed, could hurt job creation. The following is a list of employment-related bills that […]

Sep 6 2017 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »