Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Federal Whistleblower Protections

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) extend to employees of private sector companies that contract and subcontract with public sector companies. Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the court. Justice Ginsburg said in her opinion that the law “shelters employees of private contractors that serve public […]

4 Mar 14 - General, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber Questions Need for Changes to State’s Heat Illness Prevention Standard

California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Marti Fisher joined Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Cindy Pollard on her weekly broadcast, Strictly Business, this week to discuss proposed changes to California’s heat illness prevention standard. Strictly Business “Any changes at all will make it harder for employers who have outdoor workers. At this […]

3 Mar 14 - Health and Safety, Heat Illness, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Guide for Small Businesses to Protect Against Cyber Attacks, Data Breaches

California’s Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris, released a report outlining recommendations for California businesses to help protect against and respond to the increasing threat of malware, data breaches and other cyber risks. “Prevention is the best medicine. Not only does the guide provide useful information to reduce the threat of cybercrime, it highlights the need […]

27 Feb 14 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Update on New Background Check Rules for San Francisco Employers

UPDATE: San Francisco’s mayor signed the new ordinance that limits the use of criminal history information by San Francisco employers. The ordinance will become effective on August 13, 2014. Employers covered by the new ordinance will need to review job applications and other hiring and employment documentation. A new poster will also be required. Look […]

26 Feb 14 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

February 20 Webinar Clues You in on Workplace Investigations

Harassment. Theft. Substance abuse. Threats of violence. In the eyes of the court, employers need to use caution when investigating employees for alleged misconduct in the workplace. As you’ll learn in CalChamber’s upcoming live webinar, employers must conduct a prompt investigation that thoroughly ascertains the facts before taking any disciplinary action. Our employment law experts […]

6 Feb 14 - Discipline, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »