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

Retaliation Remains Number One Federal Charge

As HRWatchdog previously reported, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) set a record this past fiscal year by obtaining the highest monetary recovery in agency history through its administrative process. The EEOC secured $372.1 million in monetary recovery, an increase of $6.7 million over fiscal year (FY) 2012. At the same time, the EEOC […]

Feb 7 2014 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

February 20 Webinar Clues You in on Workplace Investigations

Harassment. Theft. Substance abuse. Threats of violence. In the eyes of the court, employers need to use caution when investigating employees for alleged misconduct in the workplace. As you’ll learn in CalChamber’s upcoming live webinar, employers must conduct a prompt investigation that thoroughly ascertains the facts before taking any disciplinary action. Our employment law experts […]

Feb 6 2014 - Discipline, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

No Employees? Attorney General Says Anti-Smoking Laws May Still Apply

If you are an owner-operated business — you own the business and run the day-to-day operations with no employees of your own — you should be aware that California’s laws prohibiting smoking in the workplace can still apply to you. California’s Attorney General issued an opinion on this issue in late 2013, in response to […]

Feb 5 2014 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Memorable Interview Blunders

Most job applicants get a case of the nerves when going through a job interview. There’s a lot riding on the interview, and a person doesn’t get a second chance to make a good first impression. That first impression is important, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder, which found that nearly half of employers […]

Feb 4 2014 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Federal Contractors: New Disability Self-Identification Form

The Office of federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released a revised self-identification form that federal contractors must use to comply with new federal regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 503 requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain individuals with disabilities (IWDs). […]

Jan 31 2014 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »