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

CalChamber’s Employment Law Experts Hit the Road

Greetings from the road! We just concluded the 2014 Employment Law Updates in sunny Los Angeles. Attendees asked many good questions about the effect of new employment laws for 2014. The legal difference between a “volunteer” and an “intern” was just one of the issues that attendees sought guidance on. We are now headed to Bakersfield […]

Jan 14 2014 - Compensation, Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »

Form W-2: Report Employer Provided Health Care Coverage

The Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of an employee’s health care coverage under an employer-sponsored group health care plan on an employee’s Form W-2. This reporting requirement does not make the benefit taxable. The value of the benefit continues to be excludable from an employee’s income. The reporting requirement is “for […]

Jan 13 2014 - Benefits, Health Care Reform - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Assembly Committee Rejects Flex Work Schedule Bill

​A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that sought to eliminate the burdensome alternative workweek election process and allow the employee the opportunity to request a workweek schedule addressing the needs of both the employer and employee failed to pass the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee yesterday. AB 907 would have allowed an employee to voluntarily […]

Jan 9 2014 - Alternative Workweek - HRWatchdog Read More »

Assembly Committee to Consider CalChamber-Supported Flex Work Schedule Bill Today

​A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that allows an employee to voluntarily request a flexible work schedule, with an opportunity to work 4/10 hour workdays without the employer incurring overtime will be heard in the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today. AB 907 seeks to eliminate the burdensome alternative workweek election process and allow the […]

Jan 8 2014 - Alternative Workweek - HRWatchdog Read More »

Update: NLRB Abandons Notice Posting Rule

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will not pursue its effort to require private sector employers to post an “Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act” notice. The NLRB said in a press release yesterday that it will not seek a U.S. Supreme Court review of two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions invalidating the […]

Jan 7 2014 - Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »