Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

Employee should keep it professional when dating a co-worker.

What to Do When Employees Date

Valentine’s Day is here, and people are dropping serious money to express their affection. This year, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that consumers plan to spend $27.4 billion celebrating, which is an average of $196.31 per person, up 21 percent from last year ($161.96). Most of that money will be spent on significant others, […]

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CalChamber Hails Ruling Invalidating AB 51

On Friday, the California Chamber of Commerce welcomed a ruling by United States District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller halting enforcement of and invalidating in full AB 51, a law that would have banned employers from, as a condition of employment, entering into arbitration agreements for claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and […]

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New Law Expands Definition of Registered Domestic Partnership, Add Flex Plan Notice Requirement

In keeping with the new year theme, today’s podcast includes two new “sleeper laws” that took effect on Jan. 1, 2020. These laws have not been highly publicized or spoken about frequently in the news, yet are still important for employers to know. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and […]

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Visible tattoos and non-traditional hair color are now acceptable in more workplaces.

Employees’ Biggest Office Offenses in the Modern Workplace

Office etiquette standards and views have evolved in today’s modern workplace. Some of what was considered inappropriate back then (casual dress and non-traditional piercings) is now acceptable, according to a recent Accountemps survey. Yet, bad language, pets and political décor continue to be employees’ biggest workplace offenses. Ninety-one percent of managers surveyed agreed that workplaces […]

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Podcast Shares Questions Asked Most Often at Employment Law Updates Seminars

The California Chamber of Commerce employment law team has been on the road throughout January, conducting Employment Law Updates seminars and explaining changes that transpired over the previous year that impact workplace practices and policies. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law experts […]

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