Archive for the ‘General’ Category

March Madness Can Improve Office Morale

Your employees are very likely filling out their March Madness brackets right now. This year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) 81st annual college basketball tournament – dubbed March Madness – runs March 19 through April 8. In 2019, March Madness will cost employers an estimated $13.3 billion in lost productivity, according to a recent […]

18 Mar 19 - General - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

IRS Releases Common 2019 Tax Scams to Be Aware Of

To help businesses and taxpayers prepare for the federal tax filing deadline next month, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is releasing information on 12 common tax scams to be aware of this year. As many of these scams peak during the filing season, the IRS annually launches a “Dirty Dozen” campaign, highlighting one common […]

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CalChamber Launches The Workplace Podcast: First Episode Discusses Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Today the California Chamber of Commerce launched The Workplace, a podcast that provides expert and entertaining commentary on issues critical to California employers and employees. Episodes will be released each Wednesday and include discussions about California employment laws, legislative proposals, and national and state politics. Episode 1 deals with sexual harassment in the workplace and […]

6 Mar 19 - General - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

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. […]

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