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CalChamber to Offer HR Boot Camp Seminars

The California Chamber of Commerce is helping employers build their HR muscle at several topic-packed training sessions around the state that focus on the employment life cycle. CalChamber employment law experts will also give attendees valuable insight into 2015 cases and regulations that may have an impact on your workplace policies and practices in 2014. […]

Dec 1 2014 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

Thanksgiving is Here! How to Say “Thanks” to Your Employees

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many are thinking of what they are grateful for. Remembering to recognize and thank your employees is important throughout the year. Recognition doesn’t just mean extra compensation or tangible benefits – although those things are always welcome! It can be as simple as acknowledging a job well-done, either in […]

Nov 26 2014 - Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Labor Commissioner Releases New Paid Sick Leave Poster and Updated Wage Notice

California recently passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 which mandates paid sick leave for workers in California. Although the benefit does not need to be provided until July 1, 2015, employers should be aware that other requirements, such as posting and notice requirements, are effective January 1. California’s Labor Commissioner has released […]

Nov 25 2014 - Time Off - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Amendments Proposed to Harassment and Discrimination Regulations

The California Fair Employment and Housing Council is considering amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations. The proposed amendments would make significant changes to: Required content, dissemination and translation of harassment and discrimination policies Rules relating to mandatory supervisor sexual harassment training, including who may qualify as a trainer, course content and recordkeeping requirements […]

Nov 20 2014 - Discrimination, Harassment, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Report: California Employers Pay Highest Workers’ Comp Costs in Nation

​The biennial study by the Oregon Department of Business and Consumer Services has confirmed that California employers pay the highest workers’ compensation costs in the nation — by a wide margin. California has consistently ranked among the most expensive states in this workers’ compensation rate study for more than a decade; however, California has not […]

Nov 18 2014 - Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »