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

New Rule Targets Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has developed a regulation addressing workplace violence protection in health care. I am the HR director for an acute care facility. How will the new regulation for workplace violence in health care affect my facility? Assuming your facility meets the definitions outlined in the regulation (Title 8, […]

Mar 23 2017 - Workplace Safety - Mel Davis Read More »

H-1B Filing Season Opens April 3; Premium Processing Suspended

Employers who need to apply for H-1B visas for foreign workers in specialized skill areas, such as science, engineering or computer programming, have a fast approaching deadline, as well as some new information regarding requests for premium processing. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year […]

Mar 22 2017 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Budget Item Expands Labor Commissioner Authority

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups is opposing a budget item that expands the Labor Commissioner’s authority and exposes employers to increased legal costs and penalties. Budget Item 0559 provides the Labor Commissioner’s office with significant enforcement authority that will expose employers to increased legal costs, penalties, evidentiary sanctions, shutting […]

Mar 20 2017 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

McDonald’s Victory on Suit over Wage Violation at Franchises

A federal court in California recently ruled in favor of McDonald’s finding that it does not control the wages paid to employees at its franchises and was not responsible for any alleged wage and hour violations. The court granted McDonald’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing the wage and hour lawsuit against the company (Salazar v. […]

Mar 17 2017 - Compensation, Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Criminal History Regulations: CalChamber Seeks Rejection

The California Chamber of Commerce is asking the state Office of Administrative Law (OAL) to reject proposed regulations that create confusion regarding when employers may consider criminal history in making employment decisions and which could lead to litigation. The CalChamber does not believe the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) has authority under the law […]

Mar 16 2017 - Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »