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The White House is Relaxing the Employer Mandate Again

The Treasury Department on Monday rolled out more tweaks to the health-care law’s requirement that all large employers, those with 50 or more workers, provide insurance coverage to their workers. This is the part of Obamacare was supposed to take effect at the start of 2014, but was delayed by the White House this past […]

Feb 11 2014 - Benefits, Health Care Reform - HRWatchdog Read More »

Form I-9 Videos for Employers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the release of three short video vignettes for employees and employers that demonstrate how to complete the Form I-9. Each vignette walks the viewer through the key steps in four minutes or less, and each video covers a particular section of the Form I-9. Section 1 of Form […]

Feb 10 2014 - Form I-9, Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »

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 »