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Cal/OSHA Provides New Safety Information for Housekeeping Workers

The first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from musculoskeletal injuries went into effect on July 1, 2018, and requires employers to complete an initial worksite evaluation by October 1 to identify and address housekeeping worker hazards. Cal/OSHA has produced a Safety and Health Fact Sheet to help employers in […]

Jul 18 2018 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Recap at Summer Break: Employment Bills Remain

A review of action on major employment-related legislation for business before the Legislature began its summer recess on July 6 shows both good and disappointing outcomes for the employer community. On the plus side was the passage of a CalChamber-sponsored job creator that enables businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders. AB 2770 (Irwin; […]

Jul 17 2018 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

Tank Tops and Flip Flops — Summer Dress Codes

Summer is here! The weather is getting hotter, and while some employees fight over the office temperature, others may angle for a more casual dress code. How does your company feel about tank tops and flip-flops? Every workplace differs. Do your employees need to wear professional business attire every workday? Or is your environment more […]

Jul 12 2018 - Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton Read More »

Governor Signs Two Employment Bills: AB 2770, AB 2587

On July 9, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed two employment-related bills that are effective January 1, 2019: one sexual harassment bill to protect victims of harassment and one bill related to Paid Family Leave. Bill to Protect Victims/Employers from Serial Harassers Signed The governor signed AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) — a California Chamber […]

Jul 10 2018 - Harassment, Paid Family Leave - HRWatchdog Read More »

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CalChamber-Sponsored Bill to Protect Harassment Victims Goes to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-sponsored job creator bill that protects sexual harassment victims and employers from being sued for defamation has been sent to the governor. The bill passed the Legislature with unanimous bipartisan support. AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) codifies case law to ensure victims of sexual harassment and employers are not sued for defamation […]

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