Android Apple

What is HRWatchdog?

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

Eight Steps For Examining Your Wage Practices

Last week, California’s Labor Commissioner issued citations totaling more than $1.5 million to two janitorial companies for wage theft violations, including intentionally misclassifying 52 janitorial workers as independent contractors. The citations issued include assessments to recover the minimum wages, overtime and other premiums. Most employees are owed $30,000 or more, according to a statement from the Labor […]

May 13 2014 - Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Request Form Available

San Francisco’s Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance took effect January 1, 2014. Generally, the ordinance gives certain employees who are employed in San Francisco the right to request a flexible or predictable work arrangement to assist with caregiving responsibilities. The ordinance applies to employers with 20 or more employees, regardless of the employees’ location. The city’s […]

May 12 2014 - Benefits, Time Off, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Feds Take Action on Immigration-Related Issues

A surge of enforcement activity from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) should reinforce to employers that it’s unlawful to discriminate against new hires during the Form I-9 employment eligibility verification process. The DOJ has already settled seven cases in Fiscal Year 2014 involving immigration-related discrimination. The DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair […]

May 9 2014 - Discrimination, Form I-9, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Updated COBRA Notices Available

The White House recently updated model notices informing workers of their eligibility to continue health care coverage through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). The updates were made to add language informing workers that if they are eligible for COBRA continuation coverage when leaving a job, they may choose to instead purchase coverage through […]

May 7 2014 - COBRA, Posters and Notices, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Mandatory Poster and Pamphlet Changes Take Effect July 1, 2014

California and federal laws require employers to post and hand out the most current employment notices, even if you only have one employee in California. Not informing employees of their rights in the workplace can result in costly lawsuits and fines. Be ready to meet these mandatory July 1 compliance requirements in time: Post a […]

May 5 2014 - Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »