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Bereavement Leave Potential Option for Time Off After Miscarriage

Do employees have a right to use bereavement leave after a miscarriage? Employers are not required by law to offer bereavement leave to their employees. If an employer chooses to offer bereavement leave, the policy should communicate how much time is allowed, which family members or close friends are covered by the policy and whether […]

Dec 10 2019 - Time Off - Ellen Savage, J.D. Read More »

California Consumer Privacy Act — Employers Need to Be Ready January 1

Starting January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) significantly changes California’s consumer data collection rules and give consumers more control over how businesses use their personal information. However, the broad language of the CCPA arguably encompasses employees and job applicants, including employment data. Although employment data has a one-year exemption, employers covered by […]

Dec 9 2019 - Privacy - James W. Ward Read More »

Tips to Make Performance Reviews Beneficial to Both Employers and Employees

Annual performance reviews can be helpful for both employers and employees if done right, or can be useless if done poorly. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss employee performance reviews and provide tips on how to draft constructive […]

Dec 5 2019 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

Cal/OSHA Eventually Updating Rules for Firefighter Protective Clothing

What is the status of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board review and revision of the regulations for firefighters’ personal protective clothing and equipment? Revisions have been underway for several years but are not yet approved for public hearing and comments. The regulations appear as Article 10.1, Personal Protective Clothing and […]

Dec 4 2019 - Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog Read More »

Download the New 2020 California Labor Laws White Paper

Ring in the new decade already prepared for the latest updates to California’s labor laws! CalChamber’s employment law experts have wrapped up their analysis of the employment-related legislation that Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law in 2019. CalChamber’s free New 2020 Labor Laws Affecting California Employers white paper summarizes what California employers need to know for […]

Dec 2 2019 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog Read More »