Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

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 »

No Employees? Attorney General Says Anti-Smoking Laws May Still Apply

If you are an owner-operated business — you own the business and run the day-to-day operations with no employees of your own — you should be aware that California’s laws prohibiting smoking in the workplace can still apply to you. California’s Attorney General issued an opinion on this issue in late 2013, in response to […]

5 Feb 14 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Federal Contractors: New Disability Self-Identification Form

The Office of federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released a revised self-identification form that federal contractors must use to comply with new federal regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 503 requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain individuals with disabilities (IWDs). […]

31 Jan 14 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »