Demystifying Pregnancy, Child Bonding Leaves Webinar
Posted in Time Off

Demystifying Pregnancy, Child Bonding Leaves Webinar

Roughly 420,000 babies are born annually in California — many of whom are born to those who work for employers across the state. Although news…

Nonwork-related death at work
Posted in Workplace Safety

Nonwork-Related Death at Work Still Must Be Reported to Cal/OSHA

An employee died of a heart attack while at work. It was not caused by his employment. Do I have to report this death to…

local ordinances july 1
Posted in Local Ordinances

California’s Local Minimum Wage Rates Increasing July 1

While many California cities and counties increase their local minimum wage rates at the start of each year, several localities implement their local minimum wage…

artificial intelligence AI
Posted in Discrimination

Using AI in Employment Selection Procedures Guidance

Artificial intelligence (AI) — once only in science fiction and Hollywood movies — is a prevalent tool today in manufacturing, healthcare, marketing and education. Employers…

mental health awareness
Posted in Health and Safety

Mental Health Awareness Month: Identifying Indicators of Distress and Ways Employers Can Help

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts speaks with clinical social worker Amanda Gibson about mental health in the…

Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety

EEOC COVID-19 Guidance Updated as Federal COVID-19 Emergency Ends

On May 15, 2023, following the end of the national COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Declaration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its long running…

Terminating Employee on Workers’ Comp Involves Delicate Decisions
Posted in Workers' Compensation

Terminating Employee on Workers’ Comp Involves Delicate Decisions

We are a smaller employer with only 16 employees, and we have an employee who has been on workers’ compensation for more than eight months….

Posted in Health and Safety Injury and Illness Prevention Workplace Safety

Formal Stage Begins to Prevent Heat Illness Indoors

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has started the formal rulemaking phase of its work on developing regulations to prevent heat illness…

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Posted in Form I-9

Form I-9 COVID-19-Related Flexibilities End July 31, 2023

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially announced that on July 31, 2023, the temporary flexibilities around Form I-9 document inspection — that…

Posted in Heat Illness

Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness

It’s heating up throughout California — so the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminds employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat…