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70 Is the New 65: Is the Retirement Age Increasing?

Thirty percent of U.S. workers ages 60 and older don’t plan to retire until age 70 or older, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Another 20 percent don’t know if they will ever be able to retire. Financial reasons typically are the top reason workers are postponing retirement, as older workers try to ensure a […]

Apr 27 2017 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Senate Health Committee to Hear Single-Payer Health Care Job Killer Today

The Senate Health Committee today will consider a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed job killer bill that seeks to establish a government-run, single-payer health care system in California. SB 562 (Lara; D-Bell Gardens/Atkins; D-San Diego) has been identified as a job killer because it creates a new single-payer government-run multibillion-dollar health care system financed by an unspecified and […]

Apr 26 2017 - Benefits - HRWatchdog Read More »

New Design for Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents On Its Way

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) redesigned the Permanent Resident Card, known as a “green card,” and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017. However, both the existing and the new green cards and EADs will remain valid until the expiration date shown on […]

Apr 24 2017 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

CalChamber Releases 2017 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce yesterday released its annual list of job killer bills to call attention to the negative impact that 23 proposed measures would have on California’s job climate and economic recovery if they were to become law. Earlier this year, CalChamber identified several job killer bills that were moving through the legislative […]

Apr 21 2017 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

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Transgender Regulations On the Move

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) proposed amendments in 2016 to state Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations to specifically address protections for transgender persons, including restroom-related protections. The amended regulations now go to the state Office of Administrative Law for approval. If approved, the likely effective date is July 1, 2017. The […]

Apr 19 2017 - Discrimination, Uncategorized, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »