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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 »

EDD Updates Required Poster, Pamphlet — Prior Versions OK Until January

Recently, the California Employment Development Department (EDD) updated a required California workplace poster — EDD Notice to Employees (DE 1857A). The revised notice is dated May 2018 but was published in July 2018. The EDD informed the California Chamber of Commerce that, while maintaining updated publications is always encouraged, employers can continue to use the […]

Aug 7 2018 - Posters and Notices - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Nail Salon Fined $1.2 Million for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Just because you want a worker to be an independent contractor, or the worker prefers being an independent contractor, does not make it so. Worker misclassification is the practice of knowingly misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor. And liability in this area became even more complex when the California Supreme Court recently set forth […]

Aug 3 2018 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »