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

DACA and Form I-9

On September 5, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Homeland Security will terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA will expire on March 5, 2018. The current administration has requested new legislation to replace DACA, but, for now, the program is set to expire in less than six […]

Sep 12 2017 - Form I-9 - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Stick a Fork in It —The Federal Overtime Rule is Really Over

Last week, a federal judge in Texas struck down the federal overtime rule, putting an end to this controversial proposal from the prior administration that would have made over four million new workers eligible for overtime pay. The rule would have set a new federal salary threshold that must be met before an executive, professional […]

Sep 7 2017 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Several Employment-Related Bills Remain Active in California Legislature

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce helped to stop numerous harmful bills from continuing past the appropriations committees last Friday to reach the Senate or Assembly Floors; however, CalChamber continues to fight a number of employment-related proposals that, if passed, could hurt job creation. The following is a list of employment-related bills that […]

Sep 6 2017 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

Santa Clara to Raise City Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour by 2019

On August 22, the Santa Clara City Council adopted an amendment to the city’s minimum wage ordinance (MWO), changing the MWO’s annual rate increase schedule to reach $15/hour by 2019. Changes will affect employers beginning January 1, 2018. Prior to the MWO amendment, the minimum wage had no specified increases after January 1, 2017.  Instead, […]

Sep 5 2017 - Local Ordinances - Virginia Young Read More »

New 2017 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

Even though the year isn’t over, 2017 has already been busy for California employers. You should make sure you are in compliance with new regulations, court rulings, local ordinances and other employment law developments this year. CalChamber’s employment law experts highlight the significant developments so far this year in CalChamber’s free 2017 Midyear Employment Law […]

Aug 31 2017 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »