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

Setting the Tone: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Sexual harassment is not a problem of the past, as recent news reports highlight. Although most employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both California and federal law, that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. An issue that often surfaces during sexual harassment investigations is workplace culture. What tone is being set […]

Mar 2 2017 - Harassment - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

California Restroom Sign Law Effective March 1

Starting March 1, 2017, all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation or government agency must be identified as “all-gender” toilet facilities. The law authorizes inspectors or other building or local officials responsible for code enforcement to inspect for compliance (Health and Safety Code sec. 118600). The recent White House action […]

Feb 28 2017 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Next in CalChamber’s Lineup of Webinars: Criminal Background Checks

While it’s not a crime for California employers to conduct background checks, strict rules govern when and how employers can check an applicant’s criminal background. Join CalChamber’s employment law experts for an arresting review of legal requirements and issues relating to criminal background checks—including California, federal and local restrictions. “Employers conducting criminal background checks in […]

Feb 27 2017 - Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »

Federal Overtime Rules Still on Hold – Response from DOL due May 1

The Department of Labor (DOL) was granted an extension until May 1, 2017, to form its position and file its briefs regarding the legitimacy of the new federal overtime rules. The revised federal overtime rule was set to take effect on December 1, 2016. The rule would change the salary level that must be met […]

Feb 24 2017 - Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

CalChamber, U.S. Chamber Urge Appeals Court to Review Wage Statement Questions

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in urging the Fourth Appellate District Court to review a case involving wage statements. The joint friend-of-the-court letter asks the appeals court to provide California employers with certainty and clarity about how advance commission payments must be listed on a wage statement. Advance Commission […]

Feb 23 2017 - Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »