Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Seats Filling Fast for 2019 Employment Law Updates in January

This past year, 1,217 bills made it to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and 1,016 of them were signed into law. Dozens of new laws will affect employers in 2019, but some won’t have an impact until 2020 or 2021. Many of the new laws stem from the #MeToo movement and strengthen harassment protections, while […]

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Social Security Announces 2019 Taxable Wage Base

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that the Social Security taxable wage base for 2019 will increase to $132,900 from $128,400. This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for 2019. In addition, the SSA announced that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits will increase by 2.8 percent […]

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Election Day 2018

Remember to Give Employees Time Off to Vote

The general election is November 6, 2018. And because employers must display a poster describing voting leave requirements at least 10 days before every statewide election, yours should have been up as of Friday, October 26. California polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., but if an employee doesn’t have sufficient time outside […]

31 Oct 18 - General, Time Off - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

September’s Webinar Specifically for California Supervisors

CalChamber’s HR webinar on September 20 reminds California employers of how important and essential it is to make sure supervisors are well-versed in California’s employment laws. That’s because the responsibility of managing employee relations most often falls on California supervisors to enforce HR policies, address employee grievances appropriately and honor accommodations. Avoid the legal and […]

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New 2018 Midyear Employment Law White Paper

We are over halfway through 2018, and yet again, California employers have been busy paying attention to plenty of new employment law developments. You need to make sure you are in compliance with new regulations, court rulings, local ordinances and more. Luckily, CalChamber’s employment law experts highlight the significant developments so far this year in […]

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