Author: HRWatchdog

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

New COVID-19 Emergency Regulation Amendments Coming From Cal/OSHA

In a development that every employer in California should be watching closely, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released the new proposed…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies

Considerations for Workplace Reopenings

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss workplace reopenings…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

On-Site Drug Testing: Remember to Support Need, Confidentiality

We’ve been bringing our employees back into the office, and pursuant to our “reasonable suspicion” drug testing, would like to conduct in-house drug testing. Can…

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Posted in Time Off

California Family Rights Act Leave Raises Issues, Questions

My employee used her Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)/California Family Rights Act (CFRA) time last year to care for her mother. Now she wants…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation Workplace Policies

Steps to Consider When Employee Telecommutes From Another State

As a result of COVID-19, we’ve had a lot of employees working remotely, but now some of them are planning to move out of state…

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Posted in General

CalChamber Releases 2021 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual job killer list, which includes 18 bills that would place California employers and the state’s economy in…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Time Off

Assembly Passes New Sick Leave Proposal; CalChamber-Led Coalition Opposes New Costly Mandate

The California Chamber of Commerce and more than 110 allied organizations are expressing strong opposition to two bills which passed the Assembly on Monday. AB 84 (Ting) and SB…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Gathering Feedback on COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) advisory committee’s February meetings on the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard offer some hints as to the…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Provides Model Template for COVID-19 Prevention Plan

Where can I find a copy or example of a COVID-19 Prevention Plan? In conjunction with the recent adoption of the COVID-19 emergency regulations, the…

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Posted in Independent Contractor

CA Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Proposition 22

The California Supreme Court delivered good news today by swiftly denying a petition to invalidate Proposition 22 as unconstitutional. California voters passed Proposition 22 last…