Archive for the ‘General’ Category

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

California is home to approximately 1.8 million veterans — the highest veteran population of any state in the nation. Military veterans may face many challenges making the transition back into civilian life, including challenges in the job market. According to the Employment Development Department (EDD), young veterans may need particular assistance transitioning into civilian life. […]

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CalChamber Steers Helpful Bills into Law, Stops Costly Mandates, Secures Changes

The 2015 legislative year was very active in the labor and employment policy arena. Overall, the California Chamber of Commerce was very successful with bills that we supported, bills that we negotiated amendments to avoid opposing, as well as bills that we strongly opposed. This video summarizes what happened on some of the most significant bills. […]

2 Nov 15 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Governor Acts on Employment Related Bills

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has now signed or vetoed employment-related legislation passed by the California Legislature in 2015. This year, the governor’s deadline for signing bills was October 11. Governor Brown did not act on many of the bills until the final day of the deadline. A few of the new laws that employers […]

12 Oct 15 - General - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Governor Signs Job Creator Bill: Employers Can Cure Technical Violations

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that provides employers with a limited opportunity to cure technical violations in an itemized wage statement before being subject to costly and devastating litigation was signed by the Governor on Friday. AB 1506 (R. Hernández; D-West Covina) which received unanimous support in both houses as it moved […]

5 Oct 15 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

CalChamber-Supported Job Creator Bill Goes to Governor

A California Chamber of Commerce-supported job creator bill that provides employers with a limited opportunity to cure technical violations in an itemized wage statement before being subject to costly and devastating litigation is on its way to the Governor’s desk. AB 1506 (R. Hernández; D-West Covina), which received unanimous support in both houses as it moved through the […]

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