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Update: San Francisco Retail Workers Bill of Rights

Last year, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed two ordinances called the Formula Retail Employee Rights Ordinances, also known as the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights,” addressing scheduling, hours and retention at retail establishments. The ordinances apply to “formula retail establishments” with at least 20 retail establishments worldwide and 20 or more employees in […]

Jul 2 2015 - Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

New Paid Sick Leave Law in Effect Today​​​

Today, California’s new mandatory sick leave policy goes into effect for all employers and all employees in California. In the latest CalChamber Capitol News Report, President and CEO Allan Zaremberg calls attention to the most important aspects of the new mandate and what employers need to know to be in compliance. Along with CalChamber Policy […]

Jul 1 2015 - Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »

New Federal Overtime Rules Proposed

Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated proposed federal overtime rules under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) more than a year after President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to begin creating new federal overtime rules. The DOL proposes to update the salary level for overtime exemptions and seeks to automatically […]

Jun 30 2015 - Compensation, Overtime - HRWatchdog Read More »

Gender Equity Pay Bill Moves Forward in California Legislature

On June 24, 2015, California Chamber of Commerce-supported legislation that seeks to eliminate pay disparity based on gender won approval from an Assembly policy committee. SB 358 (Jackson; D-Santa Barbara) specifies that employees who are similarly situated and performing substantially similar duties should be paid the same wage rate. The bill strengthens a section of […]

Jun 29 2015 - Compensation, Discrimination - HRWatchdog Read More »

Paid Sick Leave Author Proposing Changes to the Law

With less than a week to go before the paid sick leave law passed last year takes effect on July 1, urgency legislation is pending in the Legislature to adjust how the law is implemented. AB 304 (Gonzalez; D-San Diego), if passed and signed into law, will make the following changes in the paid sick […]

Jun 25 2015 - Time Off - HRWatchdog Read More »