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Mid-Year HRCalifornia Update

Several laws signed last year will take effect on July 1, including the upcoming California minimum wage increase. On July 1, HRCalifornia will be updated to provide information on these new laws to CalChamber members. We will make the necessary updates to the HR Library, forms, quizzes, wizards and other HRCalifornia tools. The website will be fully […]

Jun 30 2014 - Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

California Supreme Court: Protections for Unauthorized Workers Using False ID

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued a decision relating to legal protections for unauthorized workers. The case involved a lawsuit by Vicente Salas, who injured his back on the job and then sued his employer for failure to accommodate his disability under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and for retaliation after he filed a […]

Jun 27 2014 - Form I-9, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NLRB Appointments

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously concluded that President Obama’s “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were invalid. The case is National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning. In order for the NLRB to issue valid decisions, it must have a legally authorized “quorum” – a minimum number of members that must […]

Jun 26 2014 - Social Media, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

July Webinar Sparks the Ongoing Social Media Debate 

The pros and cons associated with social media in the workplace leave employers in a state of flux. How do companies reconcile the marketing and recruiting advantages with the lost productivity and other potential pitfalls of employees using social media while on the job? On July 17, 2014, CalChamber’s 90-minute webinar delves into managing an […]

Jun 25 2014 - Privacy, Social Media - HRWatchdog Read More »

California Supreme Court Issues Decision on Arbitration Agreements

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court issued a significant decision relating to class-action waivers in employment arbitration agreements. The decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation is a mixed one for employers. While the California Supreme Court found that class-action waivers can be enforceable, the Court also found that PAGA (Private Attorneys General Act) representative-action waivers are […]

Jun 24 2014 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »