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2020 employment laws

Governor Newsom Signs New 2020 Employment Laws

Sunday, October 13, 2019, was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to either sign or veto legislation that the California Legislature passed in 2019. Employers need to be aware of a few significant new 2020 employment laws that may affect their daily business operations, policies and employees. Some new laws make significant changes while […]

15 Oct 19 - General - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

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California Has One of Worst Lawsuit Climates in Country, Business Survey Shows

California has one of the worst lawsuit climates in the country, affecting companies’ decisions on whether to do business in the state, according to a recent survey of senior U.S. business executives. The state comes almost last in the overall national ranking, at No. 48, in the 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey: Ranking the States, conducted for […]

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California Secretary of Labor Headlines 2019 CalChamber HR Symposium

Register online now! The scene is set for the 2019 CalChamber HR Symposium on November 8 in the beautiful seaside destination of Huntington Beach. Handling HR compliance in California is a big job, even for the most experienced HR professionals. Featured keynote is Julie A. Su, Secretary of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency […]

20 Sep 19 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Major Employment-Related Bills Sent to California Governor

We’ve wrapped up another legislative session in California at last. Friday, September 13 was the deadline for the Legislature to pass any bills. Governor Gavin Newsom has until October 13 to sign or veto these bills. This year, employment-related bills generated some of the biggest buzz. CalChamber is urging members to contact the Governor to […]

17 Sep 19 - General - Matthew J. Roberts, Esq. - No CommentsRead More »

One Employment-Related Job Killer Bill Passes to Governor, Veto Requested

Only two of the 31 job killer bills identified this year by the California Chamber of Commerce have passed out of the Legislature and been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. One of the bills, SB 1  (Atkins; D-San Diego), which the Governor has indicated he will veto, threatened to create adverse consequences by impairing the state’s ability to […]

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