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

Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raiders

Last January, two cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the team had committed a host of state labor law violations, including not paying minimum wage, not paying wages on time, making illegal deductions from wages and failing to reimburse for business expenses. The result of the lawsuit:  a new […]

Sep 16 2014 - Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

New Law Will Include “Abusive Conduct” Training as Part of Sexual Harassment Training

California employers with 50 or more employees are required by law to provide a minimum of two-hours of supervisor training every two years on prevention of sexual harassment. Governor Edmund G. Brown recently signed AB 2053, which will require employers that are subject to the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training requirement to also include training […]

Sep 15 2014 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Job Killer Imposing New Liabilities on Governor’s Desk

The California Chamber of Commerce is urging all businesses to send a letter to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. asking that he veto AB 1897, a “job killer” bill that imposes new liabilities on businesses. “AB 1897 would expose virtually every employer in the state of California to liability and frivolous litigation for any wage […]

Sep 11 2014 - Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

Breaking News: Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Signed Into Law For California

Today, California became the second state in the nation to provide paid sick leave. This morning, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522). The effective date for employers to begin providing the paid sick leave benefit is July 1, 2015. There are many nuances to this particular […]

Sep 10 2014 - Time Off, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Free Cyber Risk Webinar on September 25 for CalChamber Members

Whether criminals steal information on your network, transfer money from company bank accounts or send out official emails from your servers, CalChamber members will learn about the risks at this important live webinar on Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT: New Era of Cyber Risk: From Legal Headaches to Business […]

Sep 9 2014 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »