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Paid Sick Leave Law: A Look at Employer Compliance Options

With the signing of the legislation mandating that employers provide employees with paid sick leave starting July 1, 2015, many employers are questioning what options they have to comply with the new law and how existing or newly adopted employer policies will coordinate with this new mandate. AB 1522 (Gonzalez; D-Sherman Heights; Chapter 317) provides […]

Dec 9 2014 - Benefits, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

Annual January Seminars Offer Insights on Paid Sick Leave and Other 2015 Employment Laws

California recently enacted many noteworthy laws that will affect the day-to-day operations, practices and policies of California businesses in 2015. Mandatory paid sick leave makes significant changes to California’s legal landscape, while additional laws and regulations address immigration-related practices, employer contractor liability, unemployment insurance and other employer requirements. Make sure you’re ready to adhere to […]

Dec 8 2014 - Benefits, Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

DOL Issues Final Rule on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Protections

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a new rule on December 3 prohibiting discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity in the federal contracting workforce. The rule implements Executive Order 13672, which was signed by President Obama on July 21, 2014, and directed the DOL to update the rules implementing EO […]

Dec 5 2014 - Discrimination - HRWatchdog Read More »

Labor Commissioner Releases Mandatory Paid Sick Leave FAQ

As most employers are aware, California has a new mandatory paid sick leave law, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014. Employers have had many questions regarding how to apply this new law. The Labor Commissioner posted a set of “Frequently Asked Questions About California’s New Paid Sick Leave law (AB 1522).” Gail Cecchettini Whaley, CalChamber Employment […]

Dec 3 2014 - Benefits, Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

EEOC Will Propose Regulations on Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released its regulatory agenda for 2015 and that list includes proposing regulations relating to wellness programs and health risk assessments. The two proposed rules would: Amend the regulations on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to address financial inducements and/or penalties as part of wellness programs offered through […]

Dec 2 2014 - Benefits, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »