Author: HRWatchdog

How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations
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How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations Tackled in Upcoming Webinar

In 2023, 22.5 percent of people with a disability were employed — a record high since the data was first collected in 2008. As more…

California’s ‘Right to Disconnect’ Bill Nonworking Hours
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Posted in Time Off Workplace Policies

California’s ‘Right to Disconnect’ Bill Raises Concerns

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss a new bill in…

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Posted in General

CalChamber Releases 2024 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce released its initial 2024 job killer list which, to date, includes nine bills dealing with labor and employment, taxation, unemployment…

Register for Leaves of Absence Seminar Next Week
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Still Time to Register for Leaves of Absence Seminar Next Week!

Managing leaves of absence — like pregnancy disability leave (PDL), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), mandatory…

Alcohol/Drug Rehabilitation Leave
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Posted in FMLA/CFRA Privacy Time Off

Alcohol/Drug Rehabilitation Leave: State/Federal Laws Provide Protections

One of our employees informed us that he is planning to enter a six-week alcohol or drug rehabilitation program. Are we required to provide him…

Preview of 2024 California Employment Law Legislative Proposals
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Preview of 2024 California Employment Law Legislative Proposals

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts is joined by CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman and Chris Micheli,…

Labor Commissioner FAQ Ties Paid Sick Time Off to Work Day Length
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Labor Commissioner FAQ Ties Paid Sick Time Off to Work Day Length

I understand that the state is now requiring employers to provide more time off for paid sick leave than it did in previous years. My…

When Family Leave Time Ends, Other Protected Leaves May Apply
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Posted in Time Off

When Family Leave Time Ends, Other Protected Leaves May Apply

We have an employee who is currently on California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave. She will exhaust this leave in one week. She has asked…

Attention on Deck: Register Now for HR Bootcamp
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Attention on Deck: Register Now for HR Boot Camp

An HR professional’s job is essential, challenging and stressful — but also can be rewarding. In the Golden State, keeping track of and administering California’s…

Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
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Posted in Workplace Policies

New Report Finds Private Attorneys General Act Is Too Slow to Resolve Claims, Too Little Compensation Goes to Workers

A new report by former heads of California’s labor and occupational safety agencies found that employee labor claims filed under California’s lawsuit-first Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)…