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

New Mandatory Poster on Transgender Rights for California Workplaces

California recently passed a new law (SB 396) that requires all California employers to post a “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” poster starting January 1, 2018. The new transgender rights poster must be displayed along with other mandatory workplace notices in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace. The Department of Fair Employment and […]

Nov 21 2017 - Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries, Illnesses in California at Lowest Level in a Decade

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently posted California’s 2016 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries. According to estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), California’s overall incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses remains at the lowest rate in more than a decade—3.7 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) […]

Nov 20 2017 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog Read More »

IRS: Plan Now to Use Health Flexible Spending Arrangements in 2018

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2018. FSAs provide employees a way to use tax-free dollars to pay medical expenses not covered by other health plans. Because eligible employees need to decide […]

Nov 17 2017 - Benefits - HRWatchdog Read More »

Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes

The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers with nine or fewer employees that they will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports and payroll tax deposits to the Employment Development Department (EDD) beginning January 1, 2018. This requirement was already in place for employers with 10 or more employees. All remaining […]

Nov 15 2017 - Reporting Requirements - HRWatchdog Read More »

2018 new laws whitepaper

New California Employment Laws Affect Businesses in 2018 and Beyond

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California employers’ daily operations and policies. Some new laws made significant changes while others made small changes to existing law. Be prepared by downloading CalChamber’s new white paper, which summarizes the […]

Nov 14 2017 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »