Archive for the ‘Hiring’ Category

CalChamber Podcast: Texting in the Workplace and Other Cautionary Employment Tales

In last week’s episode of The Workplace, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law attorney Jennifer Shaw discuss the implications of events highlighted in three recent news stories: The first recounts a company’s job announcement seeking “preferably Caucasian” candidates; the second involves an employer’s attempt to establish a no-touching workplace; […]

21 May 19 - Harassment, Hiring, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Comment Period Extended for DOL Regular Rate, Joint-Employer Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has extended the comment period for two proposed rules – the regular rate rule and the joint-employer rule. The DOL extended the deadline to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments in response to requests for extension from law firms, unions and advocacy organizations, among others. Proposed Regular […]

15 May 19 - Compensation, Hiring - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

New CalChamber Podcast: Marijuana and the Workplace

In the newest episode of CalChamber’s podcast, The Workplace, CalChamber General Counsel and Executive Vice President Erika Frank is joined by employment law attorney Jennifer Shaw to discuss how legalization of marijuana is impacting both workers and business owners in California. The two employment law experts dive into details about the profound impact that legalization […]

10 May 19 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Gender Questions on Job Applications in California

Our job application asks applicants to state their gender. Is that allowed under California law? California law prohibits employers from asking, either directly or indirectly, about an individual’s sex or gender. Therefore, job applications should not include any questions about an applicant’s sex or gender. For employers who must request information about sex or gender […]

29 Apr 19 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

‘No-Match’ Letters Are Back: What Employers Need to Know

Employers haven’t seen “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration (SSA) since 2012 but that’s about to change. In March 2019, the SSA resumed sending these letters to advise employers that information submitted on an employee’s Form W-2 doesn’t match SSA records. A no-match letter, formally known as an Employer Correction Request (EDCOR), informs an […]

25 Apr 19 - Hiring - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »