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

Job Killer Update: Assembly Passes Costly New Leave Mandate

Action Needed: Contact the Governor to Request a Veto Yesterday, the Assembly passed a job killer bill that will significantly harm small businesses in California who employ as few as 20 employees by requiring them to offer six weeks of protected leave for baby-bonding. This proposed mandate comes on top of the current requirement that employers with […]

Aug 31 2016 - Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

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Assembly Passes Agriculture Overtime Bill

The Assembly yesterday passed a bill that could drive up costs of commodities to consumers by removing the existing overtime exemption allowed for agricultural employers. AB 1066 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego) would establish new overtime rules for agricultural employers. Starting in 2019, employers with more than 25 employees will be required to pay overtime after 9 and a half […]

Aug 30 2016 - Overtime - HRWatchdog Read More »


State High Court Leaves Intact Decision Reversing Landmark Teacher Tenure Ruling

The California Supreme Court last week declined to review a decision by the Second District Court of Appeals overturning a landmark lower court ruling that had challenged teacher tenure and dismissal laws. The state high court’s August 22 decision not to review the case leaves unchanged the April 14 appeals court ruling in Vergara v. California, which upheld […]

Aug 29 2016 - Hiring - Heather Wallace Read More »


Federal Contractors Must Follow New Rules on Fair Pay and Other Workplace Protections

Federal contractors need to be aware of new rules that will affect how they do business. First, the Department of Labor has issued final rules and guidance on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The intent of this Executive Order is to ensure that parties who contract with the federal government are complying […]

Aug 26 2016 - Compensation, Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »


Webinar on Consequences of Misclassifying Independent Contractors

Have you designated your California worker as an independent contractor or employee, and do you know the difference under California law? These are multimillion-dollar questions as class action “misclassification” lawsuits continue to rise at the federal and state levels. It’s not just unhappy workers igniting the firestorm. Both the U.S. Department of Labor and California’s […]

Aug 24 2016 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog Read More »