Author: HRWatchdog

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Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave

Webinar This Week on Leaves for Expecting Employees

CalChamber’s upcoming webinar on September 17 addresses the leaves and benefits available to expecting and new parents in California and how employers can effectively track…

512
Posted in Time Off

Bill Adds Small Business to CFRA

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss SB 1383, a…

588
Posted in General

Employment-Related Urgency Bills Await Governor’s Signature

Last Monday, the California legislature concluded its 2019-2020 legislative session. Several of the bills that were passed will go into effect immediately should the Governor…

AB 664 and AB 196, however, go beyond a mere presumption and conclusively determine that any exposure or contraction of a communicable disease, is a workplace injury.
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Posted in General

Job Killer Update: Two Employment Bills Pass to Governor, Veto Requested

Two California Chamber of Commerce job killer bills made it out of the Legislature late on Monday night and are now headed to the Governor’s desk. Governor…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FMLA/CFRA

Calculating Leave Eligibility When Company Closed Temporarily

Our company shut down in March due to the coronavirus, and then reopened the first of June. Now one of my employees is asking to…

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Posted in General

State Urges Californians to Save Energy to Avert Power Outages

With triple-digit temperatures forecast for the coming week, state officials are calling on all Californians to reduce their energy use to prevent power outages. Key…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Form I-9

COVID-19 and a New Hire’s Expired Identity Document

We just hired an employee who doesn’t have a current identity document. Her driver license expired on April 1, and she says that she hasn’t…

evolving workplace
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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

[July 23 Webinar] Adapting to the Evolving Workplace

As the workplace continues to adapt amid COVID-19, new questions emerge as everyone adjusts to new social and workplace practices. Some employees have returned while…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Hiring

Factors to Keep in Mind When Rehiring Furloughed Employees

We are gearing up to restart our business soon. We furloughed several employees. Are there any concerns about rehiring? When we furloughed these people, we…

Wildfire Smoke Rules
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Posted in Health and Safety Workplace Safety

CalChamber Raises Questions on Feasibility of Wildfire Smoke Rules

Last week, the California Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of employer groups voiced concerns about the feasibility of the wildfire smoke protection emergency regulation…