Completing Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program
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Posted in Workplace Safety

Webinar: Completing Your Workplace Violence Prevention Program

On July 1, 2024, nearly all California non-health care employers must have a workplace violence prevention program in place — including required training that must…

Good Faith Defense Upheld for Wage Statement Penalties
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Posted in Compensation Meal and Rest Break

Good Faith Defense Upheld for Wage Statement Penalties

In a win for employers, the California Supreme Court recently held that if an employer reasonably and in good faith believed it was providing a…

California Pay Data Reporting Ends May 8
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Posted in Reporting Requirements

California Pay Data Reporting Ends May 8

Wednesday, May 8 is the last day for required California employers to report annual pay, demographic and other workforce data to the California Civil Rights…

US, California Celebrates Small Businesses
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Posted in General

US, California Celebrate Small Businesses

It’s National Small Business Week! Beginning Sunday, April 28, this yearly event celebrates the contributions of American small businesses and their employees. After all, the…

EEOC Releases Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance
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Posted in Discrimination Harassment

EEOC Releases Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance

On April 29, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its updated “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” This new guidance updates,…

Keep Form 300a Records
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Posted in Reporting Requirements Workplace Safety

Keep Form 300a Records, Even When Posting Period Ends

Although April 30 was the last day employers had to post their 2023 Form 300a, Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, don’t toss them…

2023 EEO-1 Reporting Opens Today
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Posted in EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

Reminder: 2023 EEO-1 Reporting Opens Today

Don’t forget that the 2023 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is officially open today — Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Required employers have until Tuesday, June 4,…

Answering Questions on Displays of Affection, Pronoun Use
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Posted in Harassment

Answering Questions on Displays of Affection, Pronoun Use, Free Speech and More

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Labor and Employment General Counsel Bianca Saad, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Employment Law…

FTC Effectively Bans Workplace Non-Compete Agreements
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Posted in Hiring Termination

FTC Effectively Bans Workplace Non-Compete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a final rule that effectively bans workplace non-compete agreements. The final rule includes: The final…

U.S. DOL’s New Overtime Rule
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Posted in Exempt/Nonexempt Overtime

U.S. DOL’s New Overtime Rule Increases Exempt Employee Salary Threshold

Tasked with implementing and enforcing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced its final rule expanding overtime eligibility…