Posted in Benefits

IRS: Plan Now to Use Health Flexible Spending Arrangements in 2018

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding eligible employees that now is the time to begin planning to take full advantage of their employer’s health flexible…

Posted in Reporting Requirements

Law Requires Electronic Filing/Payment of Payroll Taxes

The California Chamber of Commerce is reminding employers with nine or fewer employees that they will be required to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage…

2018 new laws whitepaper
Posted in General

New California Employment Laws Affect Businesses in 2018 and Beyond

The California Chamber of Commerce today released the list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and beyond that will affect California…

Posted in Harassment

LGBT Workers Report Bullying at Work

Two in five lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers report feeling bullied at work, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Forty-one percent of LGBT…

Posted in Discrimination

Veterans Day: Don’t Forget Protections and Services for Those Who Served

California is home to approximately 1.9 million veterans — the highest veteran population of any state in the nation. Military veterans may face many challenges…

Posted in General

Top Experts Lead a Successful Inaugural HR Symposium

CalChamber held its inaugural HR Symposium on October 26, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. The sold-out crowd enjoyed a full day of informative and engaging…

Posted in Compensation Overtime

Time to “Fall Back;” Daylight Saving Time Ends Soon

Almost time to grab that extra hour of sleep! Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5. But the twice-yearly time change…

Posted in Compensation

New 2018 Exempt Classification Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician and surgeon exemption. The new rates…

Posted in Health and Safety Injury and Illness Prevention

After the Smoke Clears: Cal/OSHA Offers Fire Cleanup Safety Guidance

The wildfires in California’s wine country — that have charred roughly 160,000 acres and ruined more than 7,000 structures — are reaching full containment, prompting…

Posted in Hiring

CalChamber-Supported Workforce Development Bill to Become Law

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that will help increase California’s skilled workforce by authorizing a competitive grant program was signed earlier this month by…