Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Looking Behind and Ahead: “Top 8” Posts of 2018

Even though we are in mid-January, let’s take one last fond look back at 2018. 2018 was quite a year for employers with several new laws and regulations: an intern test, laws on using salary history in hiring decisions, national origin protections and many others. Here are the “Top 8” blog stories of 2018 and […]

15 Jan 19 - General - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

California Back as No. 1 ‘Judicial Hellhole’ in Nation

California has landed atop the “Judicial Hellholes” list again, according to the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF). Trailing not far behind California are Florida, New York City and St. Louis, Missouri. California was No. 1 in the 2015–2016 report, and also held the No. […]

10 Jan 19 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

HR Boot Camp Seminar

HR Boot Camp Seminars for 2019 Start Next Month

Are there any exceptions to California’s meal and rest break rules? How does the New Parent Leave Act interact with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act/California Family Rights Act? These are just a few of the daunting questions you likely face if you’re new to handling human resources in California. When managing the complexities […]

9 Jan 19 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

New Year, New Labor Laws to Know

As you draw up your list of New Year’s resolutions, resolve to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the new employment laws that you’ll need to know in the coming year. CalChamber’s employment law counsel analyzed the significant bills that Governor Jerry Brown signed into law and prepared a white paper summarizing their […]

28 Dec 18 - General, Labor Relations - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

U.S. SBA Offers Business Disaster Recovery Resources for Wildfire Victims

As many Californians are getting ready for the holiday season, the victims of last month’s wildfires in both Northern and Southern California are still recovering, with many organizations assisting in the recovery. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has joined the recovery efforts by offering SBA Business Recovery Centers throughout the affected areas, where SBA […]

13 Dec 18 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »