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Federal DOT Preempts Meal, Rest Breaks Laws for Hazardous Materials Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a Notice of Administrative Determination of Preemption finding, stating that the Federal Hazardous Material Transportation Law and the Hazardous Materials Regulations preempt California meal and rest break laws for all hazardous materials motor vehicle drivers. As California employers know, employees in […]

Nov 13 2018 - Meal and Rest Break - Erika Pickles Read More »

Emergency Regulations for Workplace Injuries Reporting Approved

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulations, which will require certain California employers to submit their injury and illness log (Form 300A) information to a federal OSHA database annually. This is in compliance with federal OSHA requirements. While Cal/OSHA opted to pursue emergency regulations this month, federal OSHA announced this past April […]

Nov 9 2018 - Health and Safety, Reporting Requirements, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog Read More »

Another Successful CalChamber HR Symposium!

CalChamber hosted its second annual HR Symposium to a sold-out crowd in San Francisco, California on November 2, 2018. The day’s keynote speaker was Kevin Kish, the Director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Kish provided valuable insight into the DFEH’s role in regulating and enforcing the state laws that protect Californians […]

Nov 7 2018 - Labor Relations - Vannessa Maravilla Read More »

New 2019 California Labor Laws White Paper Is Ready

It’s that time of year again! CalChamber’s employment law counsel wrapped up their analysis of the significant pieces of employment-related legislation that Governor Brown signed into law. They prepared a white paper summarizing these laws’ effects on California employers for January 2019 and beyond. Learn about: New laws that affect Paid Family Leave (PFL) and Lactation […]

Nov 5 2018 - Labor Relations - HRWatchdog Read More »

Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

It’s time to grab that extra hour of sleep this weekend! More specifically, at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, we’ll set our clocks back one hour as daylight saving time comes to a close. Believe it or not, the twice-yearly time change at 2 a.m. generates questions about how to calculate hours worked when […]

Nov 2 2018 - Compensation, Overtime - HRWatchdog Read More »