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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: State Proposed National Origin Regulations Too Broad

Regulations proposed by a state council to dictate how national origin is to be treated in the workplace are too broad and unsupported by any legal authority, a California Chamber of Commerce-led coalition said recently. In comments submitted on July 17 to the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC), the CalChamber and coalition pointed […]

Jul 24 2017 - Discrimination - HRWatchdog Read More »

Veterans Reporting Opens Soon

The 2017 Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing season starts August 1, 2017, and the filing deadline is September 30, 2017. Federal contractors and subcontractors must submit the VETS-4212 report on their affirmative action efforts with respect to veterans. All nonexempt federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of […]

Jul 21 2017 - Reporting Requirements - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Bad Publicity Leads to Recruiting Challenges

Word of mouth travels fast and can affect your company in countless ways. Many well-known companies are making news lately for alleged employment violations, including sexual harassment allegations, wage-and-hour violations and independent contractor issues. Besides the human cost to the employees involved and the monetary costs to the company, such as legal fees, potential fines, […]

Jul 20 2017 - Compensation, Harassment, Hiring, Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

New Form I-9 Released, Again

Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. The new version bears a revision date of 07/17/17 N. The Form I-9 has been revised twice in less than one year. By September 18, 2017, employers must use only this new version (rev. 0/7/17/17 N). Until […]

Jul 17 2017 - Form I-9 - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

CalChamber-Led Coalition: Revised Indoor Heat Illness Draft Too Burdensome for Businesses

A coalition of employer groups led by the California Chamber of Commerce continues to argue that a Cal/OSHA proposed draft indoor heat illness rule needs changes to avoid unnecessary burdens on business while protecting employees as intended. In a July 7 letter to state regulators, the coalition explains that the latest discussion draft of the indoor heat […]

Jul 13 2017 - Heat Illness - HRWatchdog Read More »