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Posted in Workplace Safety

Cal/OSHA Issues Notice for Worker Health and Safety in Wildfire Regions

Cal/OSHA has issued guidance for employers and workers on working safely in conditions with heavy smoke caused by the wildfires. Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases, and…

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Posted in General

California Ranks as No. 2 ‘Judicial Hellhole’ in Nation Again

The American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF) has released the 2017–18 “Judicial Hellholes” list and California holds the No. 2 spot for having the “most unfair”…

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Posted in General

New Year, New California Employment Laws

A parental leave mandate for smaller employers, plus new hiring restrictions, are just a few of the significant changes that take effect on January 1,…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

City of Belmont Adopts New Minimum Wage Ordinance

The City of Belmont has joined the ever-expanding list of California municipalities with local minimum wage ordinances. Acknowledging the high cost of living on the…

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Posted in Local Ordinances

First Conviction for Violation of Santa Monica Minimum Wage Requirements

The City of Santa Monica has announced its first conviction for violation of the city’s minimum wage laws. A hotel-based retail business entered a “no…

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Posted in General

CalChamber Capitol News Report Explains Three Significant New Employment Laws for 2018

CalChamber Capitol News Report highlights three important new laws that employers need to be aware of in 2018: parental leave for small employers, restrictions on salary…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

CalChamber, Coalition Warns Proposed Regulations Create New Grounds for Litigation

The California Chamber of Commerce and other employer groups are opposing proposed regulations mandating employers respond with job titles and wage information to what is…

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Posted in Reporting Requirements

Remember: W-2s Due January 31 to IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminds employers and other businesses of the January 31 filing deadline that now applies to filing Form W-2 wage statements…

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Posted in Posters and Notices

New Mandatory Poster on Transgender Rights for California Workplaces

California recently passed a new law (SB 396) that requires all California employers to post a “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” poster starting January 1,…

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Posted in Workplace Safety

Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries, Illnesses in California at Lowest Level in a Decade

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) recently posted California’s 2016 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries. According to estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau…