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

Federal Overtime Rules Still on Hold – Response from DOL due May 1

The Department of Labor (DOL) was granted an extension until May 1, 2017, to form its position and file its briefs regarding the legitimacy of the new federal overtime rules. The revised federal overtime rule was set to take effect on December 1, 2016. The rule would change the salary level that must be met […]

Feb 24 2017 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

CalChamber, U.S. Chamber Urge Appeals Court to Review Wage Statement Questions

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging the Fourth Appellate District Court to review a case involving wage statements. The joint friend-of-the-court letter asks the appeals court to provide California employers with certainty and clarity about how advance commission payments must be listed on a wage statement. Advance Commission […]

Feb 23 2017 - Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

“100% Healed” Policies Violate Duty to Accommodate

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently obtained a settlement that highlights a mistake that employers often make: requiring employees to be 100-percent healed before they can return to work after an injury. In fact, blanket policies that say an employee must be 100-percent healed before he/she can return to work after […]

Feb 22 2017 - Disabilities - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Check Out the Updated Form I-9 Handbook

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated its guidance manual, Handbook for Employers, Guidance for Completing the Form I-9 (M-274). This useful manual provides employers with detailed instructions on completing the Form I-9. The revised version is dated 1/22/17. The updated manual reflects revisions to the Form I-9. As previously reported, the USCIS […]

Feb 16 2017 - Form I-9 - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Free 30-Minute HR Webinar for Small Businesses

Running a small business is tough, and managing your compliance with California and federal employment laws isn’t always easy. There’s a lot to know. Just ask the businesses who thought they were following the law until faced with costly fines and penalties for breaking California labor and employment laws. Such laws include providing employees with […]

Feb 14 2017 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »