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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 »

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 […]

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

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 […]

27 Nov 18 - General - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »