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Posted in Meal and Rest Break

California Meal, Rest Break Laws Don’t Apply to Long-, Short-Haul Truck Drivers

California’s onerous meal and rest break laws don’t apply to truck drivers regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) hours-of-service requirements, as the Ninth…

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Posted in General Workplace Policies

The Latest Issues Employers Are Asking About on the CalChamber Labor Law Helpline

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber HR Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the issues employers are asking…

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Posted in General

Free 2022 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

As we move into the latter half of 2022, California employment law continues to move along — and employers should make sure they’re complying with…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

New Article Shows Record Number of PAGA Filings During COVID-19 Pandemic

While most business operations seemed to slow down during the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows that one industry did not: plaintiff’s firms filing lawsuits. Private…

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Posted in Minimum Wage

$15.50/Hour Minimum Wage for All California Employers Coming

It’s official — the California minimum wage will increase to $15.50 per hour for all employers effective January 1, 2023, as California Director of Finance…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

California’s Monkeypox State of Emergency

On August 1, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to support California’s ongoing response to the monkeypox virus. In doing so, California joins…

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Posted in General

Update on CalChamber Efforts to Secure Changes to Important Legislation

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber policy advocates Ashley Hoffman and Robert Moutrie give a legislative…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

VETS-4212 Filing Opens Monday

On Monday, August 1, the 2022 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing season begins. Required filers have until September…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

San Francisco’s New Public Health Emergency Leave

San Francisco employers should prepare for yet another local ordinance starting this October! San Francisco voters recently passed Proposition G, a new permanent public health…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Overtime Workplace Policies

California Laws Generally Apply Only within Borders of State

Since the pandemic, my company has been allowing employees to work from home. Without informing our human resources department, several of these employees have moved…