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

State Offers Resources for Workplace Emergency Planning

The 2017 California wildfire season consisted of 9,133 fires that burned more than 1.3 million acres, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. It’s considered the most destructive on record — and in January, the recently-charred land caused severe mudslides during a deadly storm that shut down about 30 miles of Highway […]

Feb 23 2018 - Health and Safety, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Corporate Whistleblowers Must First See the SEC

On February 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that employees complaining of securities or other corporate fraud under the Dodd-Frank Act must first go to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to receive anti-retaliation protections. This narrowed definition of who receives whistleblower protection — only those who first go to the […]

Feb 22 2018 - General, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

FEHC Proposes Baby Bonding Leave, Criminal Background Check Regulations

Less than two months after California’s New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) and the ban-the-box law went into effect, the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) is proposing amendments to the state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) to address […]

Feb 20 2018 - FMLA/CFRA, Hiring, New Parent Leave Act - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Guidance for Employers on Immigration Enforcement Actions

Earlier this week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Labor Commissioner Julie Su issued two documents for California employers dealing with California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450). Attorney General Becerra issued an advisory providing an overview of and guidance on the privacy prescriptions under AB 450. Commissioner Su also issued joint guidance on frequently asked questions to help employers and […]

Feb 15 2018 - Form I-9, Posters and Notices - HRWatchdog Read More »

A Valentine’s Day Reminder: Don’t Date Your Subordinates!

According to CareerBuilder’s annual Valentine’s Day survey, the number of workers who have dated a co-worker is down this year. Thirty-six percent of workers reported dating a co-worker, which is down from 41 percent last year. The thorn in the rose, however, is that the number of workers who reported dating their boss is up […]

Feb 14 2018 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »