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2017 Board Chair: CalChamber Membership Helps Businesses Thrive

A California Chamber of Commerce video featuring 2017 Board Chair Susan Corrales-Diaz was released last week at the 92nd Annual Sacramento Host Breakfast. The video highlights the ways CalChamber promotes a healthy business climate and assists its members through compliance training programs and effective advocacy. Corrales-Diaz is president and CEO of Systems Integrated, a California company […]

12 Jun 17 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Four Employment-related Job Killer Bills Remain Active

Friday, June 2, was the deadline for bills to pass the house in which they were introduced. The following four employment-related job killer bills moved on to the second house: AB 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher; D-San Diego) — Mandates that California employers collect data on the mean and median salaries paid to men and women under […]

6 Jun 17 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Celebrating Small Businesses

National Small Business Week is this week. Each year since 1963, the president has announced National Small Business Week to recognize the important contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs in the United States. Small businesses employ more than half of all Americans in the private sector. California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) provides the following […]

4 May 17 - General - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

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 »