Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Labor Enforcement Report Shows High Rate of Noncompliance

Since 2012, the Department of Industrial Relations has assumed responsibility for the Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), which is a coalition of state government enforcement agencies formed to combat the underground economy, such as paying employees off the books or not carrying workers’ compensation insurance. This multi-agency task force conducts joint inspections and includes such […]

13 Apr 17 - Compensation, General, Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New White Paper Highlights 2017 Laws Affecting Small Businesses

If you own or manage a small business in California, you should be aware of new mandates for 2017 that could affect your personnel practices. Employers need to be aware of significant changes in key areas, such as the state minimum wage. Other new laws make small changes to different parts of existing law or […]

30 Mar 17 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Budget Item Expands Labor Commissioner Authority

The California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups is opposing a budget item that expands the Labor Commissioner’s authority and exposes employers to increased legal costs and penalties. Budget Item 0559 provides the Labor Commissioner’s office with significant enforcement authority that will expose employers to increased legal costs, penalties, evidentiary sanctions, shutting […]

20 Mar 17 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Free 30-Minute HR Webinar for Small Businesses

Running a small business is tough, and managing your compliance with California and federal employment laws isn’t always easy. There’s a lot to know. Just ask the businesses who thought they were following the law until faced with costly fines and penalties for breaking California labor and employment laws. Such laws include providing employees with […]

14 Feb 17 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

New Year, New Laws to Comply With

As we head toward the new year, don’t forget there are several new laws affecting California employers in 2017. CalChamber’s employment law counsel analyzed the significant pieces of legislation that Governor Brown signed into law and prepared a white paper summarizing their effects on California employers. Learn about new laws on: Wage and hour, including […]

29 Dec 16 - General - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »