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Posted in Local Ordinances

Local Minimum Wage Increases January 1, 2023

Many California cities will ring in 2023 by increasing their local minimum wage rates. Employers should confirm what cities their employees work in to determine…

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Posted in Discrimination Health and Safety

Colds, Flus, RSV: What Can California Employers Do?

After COVID-19 dominated our lives for the last few years, other highly contagious respiratory illnesses — like colds, flus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) —…

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Posted in Discrimination Hiring Workplace Policies

Best Practices for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and diversity and inclusion consultant Jonathan Mayes discuss best practices for fostering…

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Posted in Workers' Compensation

2023 Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Rates Announced

When an employee gets injured on the job, workers’ compensation — a no-fault insurance system that employers are required to have — kicks in. Once…

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Posted in Hiring

Applicant’s Criminal History Off Limits Until After Making Job Offer

We want to protect our company and staff from criminals. Can we ask applicants if they have a felony conviction in our application or during…

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Posted in General

Employers Should Give Thanks All Year Long

Next week is Thanksgiving — when gratitude is top of mind — but employers should give thanks to their employees throughout the year, as expressing…

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Posted in Hiring

Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether to Pay for Try-Out Time

If we ask a job applicant to demonstrate their job skills during an interview, do we have to pay them for their time? During the…

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Posted in Hiring

Recruiting Best Practices for a Post-COVID-19 Job Landscape

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and bestselling author and recruiting expert Rikka Brandon discuss hiring best practices…

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Posted in Hiring

Celebrate Veterans This Veterans Day

Veterans Day is dedicated to recognizing and thanking the brave individuals who’ve served in the armed forces — it’s also a great reminder of the…

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Posted in Benefits

2023 FSA, HSA, Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

It’s that time again — the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the 2023 annual inflation adjustments for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and health…