Category: Workplace Policies

California’s ‘Right to Disconnect’ Bill Nonworking Hours
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California’s ‘Right to Disconnect’ Bill Raises Concerns

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss a new bill in…

Drugs and Alcohol at Work Live Webinar
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Under the Influence — Drugs and Alcohol at Work Live Webinar

Millions of Californians use alcohol and/or cannabis on a regular basis — even as a new law impacts California employers’ pre-employment testing practices. CalChamber’s latest…

Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)
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New Report Finds Private Attorneys General Act Is Too Slow to Resolve Claims, Too Little Compensation Goes to Workers

A new report by former heads of California’s labor and occupational safety agencies found that employee labor claims filed under California’s lawsuit-first Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA)…

Fix PAGA, There’s a Better, Fairer Way for Workers
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Fix PAGA, There’s a Better, Fairer Way for Workers

California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) is broken, ineffective and inefficient for workers and unfair for thousands of businesses. Under the lawsuit-first system, workers get…

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New Laws California Employers Will Need to Follow in 2024

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Associate General Counsel Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman review several new laws that will…

New Employment Laws Starting in 2024
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New Employment Laws Starting in 2024

This year’s legislative session ended with a flurry and, as usual, hundreds of bills were sent to California Governor Newsom’s desk, many of which impact…

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Governor Signs Job Killer Bill That Undermines Arbitration

On Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 365 (Wiener; D-San Francisco), a job killer bill that severely restricts the use of arbitration agreements and will needlessly waste court…

Remote Workers Moving Out of State, School-Related Leaves
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Remote Workers Moving Out of State, School-Related Leaves a Top Concern for Employers Calling the CalChamber Labor Law Helpline

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Ellen Savage discuss some of the latest labor and employment issues…

Steps to Follow When Providing Lactation Accommodation to Employee
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Steps to Follow When Providing Lactation Accommodation to Employee

One of my employees is returning from pregnancy leave and is asking for lactation accommodations. What must we do to accommodate this employee? Both federal…

Latest NLRB Decision Spotlights Employer Handbook Rules
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Latest NLRB Decision Spotlights Employer Handbook Rules

On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new legal standard for evaluating employer handbook rules — raising the level of scrutiny…