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Off the Wall Photo Contest Winners

The votes are in! Here are the four winners in CalChamber’s Off the Wall Photo Contest: The 1st prize winner receives an Apple® iPad AirTM, while the three 2nd prize winners each receive an Amazon Kindle Fire HD. To view all contest photo entries, click here. Thanks to everyone who participated and voted, and congratulations […]

Mar 20 2014 - Posters and Notices - HRWatchdog Read More »

California Supreme Court Will Review Suitable Seating Questions

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court agreed to review the question of when an employer is required to provide “suitable seats” to an employee. Many employers, especially those in the retail industry, hope the Court will provide much needed guidance in this murky area. The majority of California Wage Orders require “suitable seats when the nature […]

Mar 18 2014 - Health and Safety, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

CalChamber: California Employers, Employees Benefit from Temporary Workers

California employers have numerous reasons for making use of temporary workers and multiple levels of employee protections are already in place for any violations, California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera explained to the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee during an informational hearing last Wednesday. The committee was convened to discuss a spot bill […]

Mar 14 2014 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

President Seeks To Expand Overtime Pay

Today, President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin the process of creating new federal overtime rules that would entitle more workers to overtime pay. California employers – don’t panic, yet. California employees currently receive greater protections under state wage-and-hour laws than provided by federal laws, and it’s too early to tell whether the […]

Mar 13 2014 - Compensation, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

March Means Basketball

It’s time to start March Madness: The 76th annual NCAA men’s basketball tournament tips off next week, with the first round starting Tuesday, March 18th. The tournament is a big deal, and not just to the fanatical students who attend the games. The tournament is closely followed by many of the people who graduated from […]

Mar 12 2014 - Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »