Archive for the ‘Workplace Policies’ Category

NLRB Restores Employers’ Right to Restrict Company Email Use

In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in Caesars Entertainment that barring the use of company email system for non-business purposes didn’t violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). This decision largely restores the right for employers to restrict the use of company email for non-business purposes, reversing the 2014 Purple […]

6 Jan 20 - Workplace Policies - James W. Ward - No CommentsRead More »

Temporary Restraining Order Granted Against AB 51

Yesterday, in a lawsuit filed by CalChamber and a business coalition challenging the constitutionality of AB 51, District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) to prevent AB 51 from going into effect on January 1, 2020. AB 51 is the bill that prohibits employers from requiring an arbitration agreement as a […]

31 Dec 19 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Common Workplace-Related Holiday Questions

Multiple holiday and happenings collide in December, including Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s. Here are a few common workplace-related holiday questions, along with the answers you need to simplify things. The holiday season is our busiest time — are we required to offer paid holidays? Nope. State and federal wage and hour laws don’t […]

18 Dec 19 - Workplace Policies - Jessica Mulholland - No CommentsRead More »

When Secret Santa Stops at the Office

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” as the song goes. Holiday parties, potlucks, and other festivities, including the well-known tradition of “Secret Santa.” Of course, many would agree that gift-giving can be fun and helps to keep the holiday spirit alive — but for some employees, the whole process can feel awkward or […]

12 Dec 19 - Workplace Policies - Bianca Saad - No CommentsRead More »

Tips to Make Performance Reviews Beneficial to Both Employers and Employees

Annual performance reviews can be helpful for both employers and employees if done right, or can be useless if done poorly. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss employee performance reviews and provide tips on how to draft constructive […]

5 Dec 19 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »