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

IRS Announces 2015 Health Savings Account Limits

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are pre-tax accounts available to individuals covered under a high-deductible health plan. Eligible individuals can accumulate money, tax-free, in HSAs to pay for qualified medical expenses in the face of rising health insurance costs. To participate in an HSA, the policyholder must, among other requirements, be enrolled in an HSA-qualified high-deductible […]

Jun 2 2014 - Benefits - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

“Job Killer” Bills Move to Next House​​​​

Three California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bills passed their house of origin yesterday: AB 1522 — would mandate that all employers provide paid sick leave; AB 1897 — would make contracting entities liable for the contractor’s wage-and-hour violations; and SB 935 — would tie the minimum wage to inflation. Paid Sick Leave AB 1522 (Gonzalez; […]

May 30 2014 - Benefits, Minimum Wage, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

California Supreme Court Issues Favorable Class-Action Ruling in Duran

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in the matter of Duran v. U.S. Bank National Association and provided a favorable ruling for the employer. The California Chamber of Commerce filed a friend-of-the-court brief in favor of the employer. The case involved loan officers for U.S. Bank National Association (USB) who filed a […]

May 29 2014 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Cal/OSHA Targets Construction Sites

Cal/OSHA announced that it is targeting construction sites in the San Francisco Bay Area for safety rule violations, following a recent series of fatal accidents in the region. Throughout the coming weeks, investigators will inspect construction worksites to ensure that safety hazards are properly identified, and measures are taken to prevent injury. “Construction sites present […]

May 28 2014 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

“Job-Hopping” Expected by Employers

It is often thought that there is a stigma against employees who work for various employers for short periods of times, also known as “job-hopping.”  But, employers are not necessarily surprised when encountering a job-hopping applicant. According to a recent survey from CareerBuilder, more than half (55 percent) of employers surveyed have hired a job-hopper […]

May 27 2014 - General, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »