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

CalChamber Fighting Unlimited Access to Employer Documents

A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that allows organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially unlimited scope of employer internal documents awaits action by the state Senate. AB 978 (Limón; D-Goleta) also circumvents the rulemaking process now underway to provide employees access to their employer’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In response […]

Aug 15 2017 - Injury and Illness Prevention, Privacy - HRWatchdog Read More »

CalChamber’s HR Shameless Plug Awards Contest Now Open

CalChamber’s HR Shameless Plug Awards Contest has begun! Star, direct and produce a commercial for CalChamber that highlights the value and benefits of membership or any of our compliance and training products. You could win a $1,500 grand prize for the best video or a $500 runner-up prize. Your video can be funny or serious. […]

Aug 14 2017 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

Inaugural CalChamber HR Symposium in Los Angeles on October 26, 2017

Handling HR in California is a big job, even for the most experienced HR professionals. Thousands of attendees throughout the year look to CalChamber’s compliance training events for current, relevant employment law information, plus best practices to make reassuring decisions and avoid costly legal headaches. CalChamber is pleased to announce our inaugural HR Symposium. We’ve […]

Aug 10 2017 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

$10.5 Million Settlement in Minority Hiring Case

The nationwide outdoor equipment chain Bass Pro Outdoor World (Bass Pro) will pay $10.5 million to settle a hiring discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement resolves a six-year lawsuit that charged that the company engaged in a pattern or practice of failing to hire African-American and […]

Aug 8 2017 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Reminder to California Employers: Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes

The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers with 10 or more employees that employment tax returns, wage reports and payroll tax deposits must be submitted electronically to the Employment Development Department (EDD). The requirement began January 1 for employers with 10 or more employees. All remaining employers must begin reporting and paying electronically with […]

Aug 7 2017 - Reporting Requirements - HRWatchdog Read More »