Posted in Health and Safety

Nurturing a Culture of Wellness in the Workplace Helps Employees, Business Thrive

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CREtelligent Chief Experience Officer Tobi Lutz discuss how employers can create…

Posted in Meal and Rest Break

Register Now for Avoiding Meal, Rest Break Traps Webinar

Meal and rest breaks are among the trickiest aspects of managing a workforce in California. Misunderstandings can be costly — for instance, each workday that…

Posted in Discipline Labor Relations

NLRB Restricts Employers’ Ability to Discipline Employees for Outbursts

On May 1, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision, Lion Elastomers LLC II, that could make it more difficult to discipline…

PAGA arbitration
Posted in Workplace Policies

Employers Using Arbitration Agreements Should Monitor This PAGA Case

Today, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc. and will issue a decision by August 7, 2023. Adolph is…

Posted in General

Five 2023 Legislative Proposals Negatively Impacting California Employers

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss five troubling employment law legislative…

Posted in Compensation

No Pay Secrecy; Bona Fide Factors OK to Justify Pay Differences

We recently gave only one of our employees a merit-based raise after an excellent performance review and asked that employee not to tell others. The…

CalChamber commits to pay equity in California
Posted in Compensation Discrimination

Free White Paper: California’s Pay Equity Focus Increases Employers’ Responsibilities

On May 2, 2023, the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) signed California’s Equal Pay Pledge, underscoring its commitment to and endorsement of efforts to close…

designated person
Posted in Time Off

Employees May Use Sick/Family Leaves for Designated Person

My employee requested time off to care for her neighbor who just had surgery. Do I have to grant her request? Although a neighbor previously…

Posted in Reporting Requirements Workplace Safety

Form 300A Posting Period Ending, But Don’t Discard Yet

Sunday, April 30, is the last day employers are required to post their 2022 Form 300A, Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. Although you…

National Small Business Week 2023
Posted in General

Celebrate National Small Business Week Starting April 30

This Sunday, April 30, is the start of National Small Business Week: An annual event that recognizes the hard work, ingenuity and dedication of America’s…