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

Unemployment Benefits Available for Workers Affected by Southern California Wildfires and Mudslides

Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits are now available for workers, business owners and self-employed individuals who lost jobs or had work hours substantially reduced as a result of the wildfires and associated flooding, mudslides and debris flows in Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. DUA provides temporary unemployment benefits to people […]

Jan 19 2018 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

January Webinar Explains What New Laws Mean for California Employers

A parental leave mandate for smaller employers is just one of the new employment laws in effect since January 1, 2018. If you’re not up to date on your obligations as a California employer, don’t miss CalChamber’s live 90-minute webinar on January 30. “Among the new laws for 2018 are two that significantly impact how […]

Jan 17 2018 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

ICE Raids and What California Employers Need to Know About New Laws

Last week, ICE raided nearly 100 7-Eleven stores across the country — from Los Angeles to New York — arresting over 21 workers and demanding paperwork from employers. ICE has indicated that it will continue to crackdown on employers who have undocumented workers on the books. “Today’s actions send a strong message to U.S. businesses […]

Jan 16 2018 - Form I-9, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

2018 Tax Withholding Information Is Here — W-4 Update Coming Soon

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released income tax withholding information for 2018 (Notice 1036) that shows new rates for employers to use. The 2018 withholding tables reflect changes due to the tax reform legislation enacted last month. A withholding table shows payroll service providers and employers how much tax to withhold from employee paychecks, […]

Jan 11 2018 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Pay Caregivers Less than $3 per Hour; Be Hit with $7 Million in Fines

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office cited the operator of six adult care facilities in Los Angeles over $7 million for failure to pay the minimum wage and other wage and hour violations. The company must pay underpaid wages and penalties to 149 former and current employees who provided care to elderly residents 24 hours a […]

Jan 10 2018 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »