paid time off
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Posted in Time Off

If You Provide Paid Time Off to Employees, Don’t Miss This

Paid time off (PTO) is an optional job benefit many employers use as a recruitment and retention incentive. Some employers choose to combine vacation time,…

heat wave
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Posted in Heat Illness

California’s Heat Wave: Cal/OSHA Inspections, Keeping Outdoor Workers Safe

As Californians across the state suffer from the current heat wave, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has notified employers in construction,…

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

Remote Form I-9 Document Verification Rulemaking, Comments

When COVID-19 hit in early 2020, so did a change in how employers could verify Form I-9 documents. While the Form I-9 remote document verification…

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Posted in Compensation Workers' Compensation Workplace Policies

Company BBQ: Factors to Consider Before Sending Invites to Employees

We are having an offsite company barbecue this summer. What should I consider before hosting this event? Employer-sponsored social events are a great way to…

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Posted in Discrimination

DFEH Renamed California Civil Rights Department

Don’t be confused if you start hearing about the California Civil Rights Department (CRD). It’s not a new government agency — just the renamed California…

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Posted in Time Off

School’s Back in Session: Recap of Leaves Available to Working Parents

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment Vice President Bianca Saad and CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts provide a refresher…

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Posted in Record Retention

Personnel/Payroll Record Requests: Timely Response Important

An employee has asked for a copy of his personnel file and payroll records. What documents is the employee legally entitled to receive? Under California…

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Posted in Paid Family Leave

California Paid Family Leave Grants Available to Eligible Businesses

Eligible small businesses in California may now apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program (PFL). These grants, funded…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Policies

Survey Shows Return to Office Trends and Employer Attitudes

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and Global Head of Occupier Thought Leadership at CBRE Group, Inc. Julie…

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Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

CDC Relaxes COVID-19 Guidance

On August 11, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance that eliminates precautionary quarantining (isolation is recommended only for those…