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CalChamber Releases List of New Employment Laws Affecting Businesses in 2016

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2016 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California. CalChamber also released the latest CalChamber Capitol News Report, which features Erika Frank, CalChamber vice president, legal affairs, and general counsel, and Jennifer Barrera, CalChamber policy advocate, […]

10 Dec 15 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Know What’s New for 2016 by Attending CalChamber’s Employment Law Updates Seminar

Governor Brown signed significant employment-related legislation into law for 2016. Will you be ready when these laws take effect? For clear explanations of your employer obligations, take a seat at one of CalChamber’s 2016 Employment Law Updates seminars in January. Join our employment law experts for a comprehensive review and discussion of recent legislation, including […]

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Veterans Day: Don’t Forget Protections and Services for Those Who Serve

California is home to approximately 1.8 million veterans — the highest veteran population of any state in the nation. Military veterans may face many challenges making the transition back into civilian life, including challenges in the job market. According to the Employment Development Department (EDD), young veterans may need particular assistance transitioning into civilian life. […]

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CalChamber Steers Helpful Bills into Law, Stops Costly Mandates, Secures Changes

The 2015 legislative year was very active in the labor and employment policy arena. Overall, the California Chamber of Commerce was very successful with bills that we supported, bills that we negotiated amendments to avoid opposing, as well as bills that we strongly opposed. This video summarizes what happened on some of the most significant bills. […]

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Governor Acts on Employment Related Bills

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has now signed or vetoed employment-related legislation passed by the California Legislature in 2015. This year, the governor’s deadline for signing bills was October 11. Governor Brown did not act on many of the bills until the final day of the deadline. A few of the new laws that employers […]

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