San Francisco Employers Must Submit Annual Reporting
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Posted in Local Ordinances

Certain San Francisco Employers Must Submit Annual Reporting by May 3, 2024

Every year, employers covered by the city of San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) and/or Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) must submit an Annual Reporting…

How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations
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Posted in Disabilities

How to Navigate Reasonable Accommodations Tackled in Upcoming Webinar

In 2023, 22.5 percent of people with a disability were employed — a record high since the data was first collected in 2008. As more…

California’s ‘Right to Disconnect’ Bill Nonworking Hours
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Posted in Time Off Workplace Policies

California’s ‘Right to Disconnect’ Bill Raises Concerns

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss a new bill in…

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Posted in General

CalChamber Releases 2024 Job Killer List

The California Chamber of Commerce released its initial 2024 job killer list which, to date, includes nine bills dealing with labor and employment, taxation, unemployment…

Register for Leaves of Absence Seminar Next Week
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Posted in Time Off

Still Time to Register for Leaves of Absence Seminar Next Week!

Managing leaves of absence — like pregnancy disability leave (PDL), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), mandatory…

Alcohol/Drug Rehabilitation Leave
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Posted in FMLA/CFRA Privacy Time Off

Alcohol/Drug Rehabilitation Leave: State/Federal Laws Provide Protections

One of our employees informed us that he is planning to enter a six-week alcohol or drug rehabilitation program. Are we required to provide him…

Fast Food Minimum Wage Law Exceptions Added
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Posted in Compensation

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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Posted in Heat Illness

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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Posted in Compensation Meal and Rest Break

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…