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CalChamber’s employment law experts analyze federal and California legislation, important court cases and agency actions that affect employment law.

Take a 90-Minute Break for Brinker Updates

In 2012, the Brinker decision by the California Supreme Court settled long-standing questions about employer obligations for meal and rest breaks. In reality, employers are still getting sued two years later. Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for a reality check on meal and rest break requirements in California. The 90-minute webinar clears up any confusion […]

Mar 26 2014 - Meal and Rest Break - HRWatchdog Read More »

Unusual Office Pools

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament captures a lot of attention this time of year. But a new CareerBuilder survey highlighted some of the more unusual, and in some cases inappropriate, office pools that workers said they participated in: Bet on who could raise the best-looking Chia Pet. Bet on when a co-worker would be fired. […]

Mar 25 2014 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

Federal Contractors/Subcontractors: Affirmative Action Regulations Effective Today

Last fall, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued significant new regulations for certain federal contractors and subcontractors. These regulations are effective today – March 24, 2014. They relate to employment of veterans under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act and individuals with disabilities under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of […]

Mar 24 2014 - Discrimination, Hiring, Reporting Requirements - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

New Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet

The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) created a new Form I-9 Employee Information Sheet that employers can choose to make available to new employees. The form is intended to respond to common questions and prepare new employees to fill-in Section One of the Form I-9. The form is available in English and Spanish on USCIS’s […]

Mar 24 2014 - Hiring, Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Assembly Committee OKs Bill That Would Mandate Paid Sick Leave

This week, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee approved a “job killer” bill, AB 1522 (Gonzales; D-San Diego), that would require employers to provide their employees with mandatory, protected, paid sick leave. The bill includes provisions for statutory penalties as well as litigation for alleged violations. The California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer […]

Mar 21 2014 - Benefits, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »