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Primary Election Day: What Employers Need to Know

Today is the last day to register to vote in the June primary. The California Presidential Primary Election is on June 5, 2018. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Your employees may take time away from work to vote, and employers have posting obligations. This year, five counties in Northern California will be […]

May 21 2018 - Posters and Notices, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

San Francisco Amends Fair Chance Ordinance

On April 3, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an amendment to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO), which is a “ban the box” law that sets restrictions on employers obtaining and using an applicant’s criminal history. The amendment will become effective on October 1, 2018. Beginning on October 1, San Francisco’s […]

May 17 2018 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad Read More »

More Workers Are Postponing Retirement

More than half of all U.S. workers (53 percent) over the age of 60 say they are postponing retirement, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Two in five workers (40 percent) don’t think they’ll be able to retire until 70 years of age or older. Financial uncertainty usually tops the list of reasons why workers […]

May 16 2018 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton Read More »

Redwood City Adopts Local Minimum Wage Ordinance

Redwood City is the latest California city to adopt a local minimum wage ordinance. Beginning January 1, 2019, qualifying employees must earn at least $13.50 per hour for each hour worked within the geographic boundaries of Redwood City. The Redwood City Minimum Wage Ordinance (MWO) will apply to all employers that maintain a business facility […]

May 15 2018 - Local Ordinances - Bianca Saad Read More »

CalChamber-Sponsored Bill Protecting Victims/Employers from Serial Harassers Passes Assembly

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that will enable businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders, ending the cycle of harassment in industries across California, unanimously passed the Assembly on Monday. AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) protects an employer’s ability to warn potential employers about an individual’s harassing conduct without the threat of […]

May 10 2018 - Harassment - HRWatchdog Read More »