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

Employer-Friendly Ruling in Sexual Harassment and Franchisor Liability Case

Today, the California Supreme Court ruled in Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC that a franchisor can’t be held vicariously liable for unlawful conduct committed by a franchisee’s employee, where the franchisor exercises no control over the franchisee’s relevant day-to-day operations, such as hiring, supervising and disciplining employees. In reaching its conclusion, the court found that no […]

Aug 28 2014 - Harassment - HRWatchdog Read More »

OSHA Orders Company to Pay Nearly $1M to Drivers Who Raised Safety Concerns

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently found that an asphalt paving company wrongfully terminated a foreman and two truck drivers who raised safety concerns after they were directed to violate mandated hours of service for commercial truck drivers set by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The company was ordered to reinstate […]

Aug 28 2014 - Workplace Policies, Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Safe Driving Is Good Business

If any of your employees drive as part of the work they perform for you, you might want to keep these statistics in mind: Did you know that more than one-quarter of all driving accidents involve someone who is driving for work? Did you know that between 2003 and 2010, on average, 1,275 workers died […]

Aug 27 2014 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Why Employee Benefits Matter

Smart employers realize that benefit options matter to their employees. The majority of employees (80 percent) believe their overall benefits package influences their engagement with their job and their company, according to the 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report. Employees rank benefits higher than employers generally do. For instance, 77 percent of employees report that benefits are […]

Aug 26 2014 - Benefits, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

New Affirmative Action Proposal for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a proposed rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual “Equal Pay Report” on employee compensation to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This report would apply to companies that: File the EEO-1 report;  Have more than 100 employees; and  Hold federal contracts […]

Aug 25 2014 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »