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

H-1B Cap Reached; New Program Targets H-1B Visa Fraud

Last Friday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it has hit the congressionally mandated cap on H-1B visa petitions for fiscal year 2018, and also received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to meet the 20,000 beneficiaries cap under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. The filing period opened on April 3. The USCIS […]

Apr 10 2017 - Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Federal Court Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination, But California is Ahead of the Game

This week, a federal court of appeals for the Seventh Circuit made headlines when it became the first appellate court in the nation to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is prohibited under federal Title VII. The case is Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act […]

Apr 7 2017 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Changes to Los Angeles Paid Sick Leave Rules

The City of Los Angeles has a mandatory paid sick leave (PSL) law which is part of its minimum wage ordinance and which has been in effect since July 1, 2016, for employers with 26 or more employees.  The Los Angeles PSL ordinance will begin to apply to employers with 25 or fewer employees on […]

Apr 5 2017 - Time Off, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Labor Commissioner Answers Questions on Paid Sick Leave

The Labor Commissioner’s Office recently updated its frequently asked questions about California paid sick leave (PSL). The updated FAQ addresses three areas where employers have often had questions: Whether an employer must provide additional paid sick days if it had already had a paid time off (PTO) plan before the mandatory paid sick leave law […]

Apr 4 2017 - Time Off, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Webinar Covers High Points of Drug-Free Workplaces in California

All the buzz in California these days is about Proposition 64, aka the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. What does this high-profile law mean for California employers and their current drug policies? The challenges facing employers won’t be maintaining your drug-free workplace policies and practices, but rather properly communicating and consistently enforcing these policies and […]

Apr 3 2017 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »