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

Top 10 OSHA Workplace Safety Citations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for fiscal year 2016. The list was compiled from nearly 32,000 federal OSHA inspections. One interesting fact: This list rarely changes year after year. According to OSHA, “If all employers simply corrected the […]

Mar 15 2017 - Workplace Safety - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

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March Madness Is Here

The 79th annual NCAA basketball tournament officially tips off March 14 and 15 with the “First Four” games. Teams will play the “Sweet 16” round March 23 and 24, and the tournament will close with the championship game on April 3. With more than 60 games played in three weeks, the tournament, aka “March Madness,” may […]

Mar 13 2017 - Workplace Policies - Shane Peterson Read More »

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San José’s New Scheduling Ordinance Effective March 13, 2017

On November 8, 2016, San José voters passed the Opportunity to Work Ordinance. Under the ordinance, employers with 36 or more employees are required to offer additional work hours to existing, qualified part-time employees before hiring new employees, including subcontractors or the use of temporary staffing services. It is effective on March 13, 2017. According […]

Mar 9 2017 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Leave This Seminar With the Compliance Answers You Need

Oh, the challenges of managing leaves of absence and resolving related HR issues. The required documentation and tracking can make your head spin, especially when the leaves are intermittent or when California and federal rules overlap. Confused? Don’t be after you attend CalChamber’s popular “Leaves of Absence: Making Sense of It All” seminar. Our employment […]

Mar 8 2017 - FMLA/CFRA, Paid Family Leave, Pregnancy Disability Leave, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

Employee Walkout? Work It Out

Quite a few news reports discuss recent employee walkouts across the country in protest of federal policies, such as the recent “Day Without Immigrants” protests. Employers are obviously concerned about how these protests might affect their business operations and what they should do. Employers want to be able to ensure productivity and maintain attendance policies. […]

Mar 6 2017 - Labor Relations - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »