Fast Food Minimum Wage Law Exceptions Added
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Fast Food Minimum Wage Law Exceptions Added

On March 25, 2024, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 610 (AB 610) — an urgency measure effective upon signing — that creates additional exceptions to…

Cal/OSHA Standards Board Adopts Indoor Heat Illness Standard in Questionable Vote
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Cal/OSHA Standards Board Adopts Indoor Heat Illness Standard in Questionable Vote

After some twists and turns, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) recently voted to adopt its proposed indoor heat illness standard. The vote’s…

California Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Hours Worked’ Questions
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California Supreme Court Clarifies ‘Hours Worked’ Questions

Recently, the California Supreme Court answered the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ certified wage-and-hour questions, determining, among other things, that the time workers spend in…

Fast Food Employee $20/Hour Minimum Wage Starts April 1
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Posted in Compensation Posters and Notices

Reminder: Fast Food Employee $20/Hour Minimum Wage Starts April 1

Beginning April 1, 2024, the minimum wage for fast food restaurant employees will increase to $20 per hour. Fast food restaurant employers must ensure they’re…

Los Angeles County’s New Fair Chance Ordinance
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Los Angeles County’s New Fair Chance Ordinance

Los Angeles County’s new fair chance hiring ordinance aims to ensure that individuals with arrest or conviction records are given fair consideration for employment by…

Preview of 2024 California Employment Law Legislative Proposals
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Preview of 2024 California Employment Law Legislative Proposals

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts is joined by CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman and Chris Micheli,…

Labor Commissioner FAQ Ties Paid Sick Time Off to Work Day Length
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Labor Commissioner FAQ Ties Paid Sick Time Off to Work Day Length

I understand that the state is now requiring employers to provide more time off for paid sick leave than it did in previous years. My…

Supplemental Notice to H-2A Agricultural Workers
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Must Provide Supplemental Notice to H-2A Agricultural Workers Beginning March 15, 2024

California’s Notice to Employee pursuant to Labor Code section 2810.5 (also referred to as the Wage Theft Notice) underwent some changes that became effective January…

Drugs and Alcohol at Work Live Webinar
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Under the Influence — Drugs and Alcohol at Work Live Webinar

Millions of Californians use alcohol and/or cannabis on a regular basis — even as a new law impacts California employers’ pre-employment testing practices. CalChamber’s latest…

When Family Leave Time Ends, Other Protected Leaves May Apply
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When Family Leave Time Ends, Other Protected Leaves May Apply

We have an employee who is currently on California Family Rights Act (CFRA) leave. She will exhaust this leave in one week. She has asked…