Author: HRWatchdog

Ultimately, how employers handle a holiday that falls on a Saturday depends on both their company policy and whether employees are exempt or nonexempt.
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Posted in Time Off

When a Holiday Falls on Saturday

As the Fourth of July approaches, this year falling on a Saturday, employers may choose to close on the preceding Friday, giving their employees a…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Californians Must Wear Face Coverings Outside Their Homes

On June 18, 2020, the California Department of Public Health announced that statewide, the general public is now required to use cloth face coverings when…

Check out the dates and times for these two-day virtual seminars.
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Posted in General Time Off

HR Boot Camp and Leaves of Absence Seminars Go Virtual

As part of the ongoing effort to promote safe social distancing, CalChamber’s in-person seminars are going virtual. On select dates in June, August, and September,…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

[May 21 Webinar] Creating a Return to Work Plan for Your California Employees

On May 7, 2020, Governor Newsom released industry guidance allowing for a gradual reopening of California’s economy. As California and its localities begin to modify…

emerging workplace issues
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Posted in General

CalChamber Symposium Attendees Learn About Top Workplace Issues

More than 200 human resources professionals attended the annual California Chamber of Commerce HR Symposium in Huntington Beach on Friday, November 8. The day-long event…

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Posted in Benefits

Plan for 2020 Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSAs)

Now is the time for your employees to start planning on taking full advantage of their employer’s health flexible spending arrangement (FSA) during 2020. Employees…

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Posted in Compensation

Canceling a Shift and Reporting Time Pay

How much notice must I give my employees that I’m canceling a shift in order to avoid paying reporting time? Anytime an employee reports to…

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Posted in Benefits Discrimination Harassment Workplace Policies

Sexual Harassment, Benefit Trends, Ageism, Off-Site Work Events — Catch New Podcasts

Missed out on the last few The Workplace podcasts? Catch up now — episodes are only 15 minutes! The Good, Bad and Ugly of Hosting…

AB 5 independent contractors
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Posted in Independent Contractor

November Webinar Prepares Employers for AB 5’s New ‘ABC’ Test

AB 5, the sweeping new law recently signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, dramatically changes how employers classify workers as independent contractors or employees, starting January…

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Posted in Time Off

FMLA Leave When Foster Care Leads to Adoption

I have an employee who is going through counseling to become a foster parent. Is she eligible for the federal Family and Medical Leave Act…