907
Posted in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Extends COVID-19 Regulation for 2 Years

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board voted 6-1 Thursday to continue California’s COVID-19 regulation until December 2024. As part of…

711
Posted in Compensation

Booting Up Computer May Be Compensable, Says Ninth Circuit

Many employers have moved to timekeeping systems accessible on employees’ computers, but often an employee must first turn on, or “boot up,” their computer before…

761
Posted in Local Ordinances

Los Angeles City’s New Fair Work Week Ordinance

On November 29, 2022, the Los Angeles City Council approved a Fair Work Week Ordinance, which goes into effect on April 1, 2023. Retail businesses…

660
Posted in Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Comp: Ways to Protect Employee’s Health Benefits

We have an employee who has been on workers’ compensation leave for a few months. How long do we have to continue to pay for…

801
Posted in Meal and Rest Break

Rest Breaks: Ways to Prove Employees Receive Duty-Free Time

Recently, an employee complained to management that they were not receiving rest breaks. Because the breaks are paid, the employees do not clock out for…

1073
Posted in Posters and Notices

Eight Employment Notices Have Updates for January 1, 2023

In California, every business is required to post not only the Wage Order(s) that apply to its operation and the Minimum Wage Order where employees…

1095
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…

680
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) —…

662
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…

1007
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…