Archive for the ‘Labor Relations’ Category

Labor Commissioner Releases “Blacklist” of Port Trucking Companies

A new law, SB 1402, went into effect on January 1 of this year and imposes joint liability on client employers who hire port drayage motor carriers (port trucking companies) with certain unpaid employment-related judgments. Under Labor Code section 2810.4, a “port drayage motor carrier” includes any company or individual that hires or engages commercial […]

4 Jan 19 - Labor Relations - Bianca Saad - 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 »

ICE Worksite Enforcement On The Rise – Check Your Forms I-9!

Information released recently by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows a significant increase in worksite enforcement efforts by that agency in 2018. According to ICE, the increased criminal investigations, business audits and arrests by Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) special agents are the result of the agency’s commitment “to step up its worksite enforcement efforts […]

21 Dec 18 - Form I-9, Labor Relations - Erika Pickles - No CommentsRead More »

NLRB Extends Comment Period on Proposed Joint-Employer Rule

In September 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published its new proposed rule for determining joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Through the formal rulemaking process, employers have the opportunity to voice any concerns about the proposed joint-employer rule during the public comment period, which was initially to remain open until […]

19 Dec 18 - Labor Relations - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Wildfire Reminders: Employers Have Obligations, Must Take Precautions to Protect Employees

With a new series of wildfires flaring up this month, the California Chamber of Commerce presents below responses to questions often received from the employer community about how to help employees and a recent Cal/OSHA advisory on worker safety. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) announced Wednesday that the Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits […]

15 Nov 18 - Labor Relations, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »