Category: Workplace Policies

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PAGA Plaintiffs Keep Standing for Representative Claims After Individual Claims Compelled to Arbitration

On July 17, 2023, the California Supreme Court issued a significant ruling around the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA), which authorizes “an aggrieved…

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Another Favorable Arbitration Agreement Ruling
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U.S. Supreme Court Issues Another Favorable Arbitration Agreement Ruling

On June 23, 2023, in a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) requires district…

Pride
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Posted in Discrimination Harassment Workplace Policies

Pride Month 2023: Recommit to Being a Welcoming Workplace for All Employees

For five decades now, the nation has celebrated individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+ — an acronym that has evolved over the years to stand for…

PAGA arbitration
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Employers Using Arbitration Agreements Should Monitor This PAGA Case

Today, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Adolph v. Uber Technologies, Inc. and will issue a decision by August 7, 2023. Adolph is…

performance review evaluation
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Posted in Workplace Policies

How the Performance Review Serves as a Valuable Business Tool

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts sits down with Bianca Saad, CalChamber vice president of labor and employment…

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Posted in Compensation Hiring Workplace Policies

Four 2023 Bills That Would Negatively Affect California Employers

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss four bills that, if passed,…

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Posted in Pregnancy Disability Leave Workplace Policies

Pregnant, Nursing Workers Gain More Federal Protections

While California employers were preparing for 2023 new employment-related laws, two new federal laws for employers may have flown under the radar. Passed as part…

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Posted in Workplace Policies

California’s Ban on Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Invalidated

On February 15, 2023, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al….

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Posted in Discrimination Hiring Workplace Policies

CalChamber Launches Foundations of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Course

In today’s workplace, the importance of incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) cannot be understated. Specifically, 74 percent of U.S. workers say corporate investment in…

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Posted in Discrimination Hiring Workplace Policies

Best Practices for Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber employment law expert Matthew Roberts, and diversity and inclusion consultant Jonathan Mayes discuss best practices for fostering…