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School Is Starting – Keep Leave Obligation in Mind

As school starts earlier every year, keep in mind that school-related leaves may protect your California employees. Under California’s Labor Code, employers with 25 or more employees working at the same location must permit employees to take time off to participate in certain school or child care activities. Eligible employees include those who are the […]

Aug 17 2018 - Time Off - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

I’m Independent Coalition Rally Urges Legislators to Protect Independent Contractors

Hundreds of independent contractors gathered at the State Capitol yesterday to urge policymakers to suspend any application of a recent court ruling to allow time to decide the best test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor. The workers at the rally included physicians, insurance agents, taxi drivers, rideshare drivers, salespeople and speech therapists, among […]

Aug 16 2018 - Independent Contractor - HRWatchdog Read More »

New 2018 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

We are over halfway through 2018, and yet again, California employers have been busy paying attention to plenty of new employment law developments. You need to make sure you are in compliance with new regulations, court rulings, local ordinances and more. Luckily, CalChamber’s employment law experts highlight the significant developments so far this year in […]

Aug 13 2018 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

Hiring? Social Media Content Is Often a Deal Breaker

Employers frequently turn to social networking sites to find additional information on potential candidates — and what they find often results in a decision not to hire, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. The survey found that 70 percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates — a statistic which has increased […]

Aug 10 2018 - Social Media - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Capitol Insider Blog — Get the App for the Latest Insights

With just a few weeks remaining in the current session of the California Legislature, one way for readers to stay up-to-date on legislative activities is the Capitol Insider blog presented by the California Chamber of Commerce. CalChamber launched the blog this year to provide insights from CalChamber policy advocates and experts on issues under consideration […]

Aug 9 2018 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »