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Your New Laws White Paper Wait Is Over

The new 2015 employment laws white paper is here! CalChamber’s employment law counsel analyzed the significant pieces of legislation that Governor Brown signed into law and prepared a white paper summarizing their effects on California employers. Learn about: • The mandatory paid sick leave law; • The “abusive conduct” requirement for harassment prevention training; • […]

Oct 24 2014 - Compensation, Discrimination - HRWatchdog Read More »

CalChamber Capitol Report: Fact Sheet Explains New Liability for Certain Employers​

The California Chamber of Commerce released a fact sheet on a sweeping new law that will impose liability on employers who contract for labor and services. The recently signed bill, AB 1897 (Hernández; D-West Covina; Chapter 728, Statutes of 2014), “creates new liability for employers who contract out for labor and services for the wage-and-hour violations or […]

Oct 24 2014 - Compensation, Workers' Compensation - HRWatchdog Read More »

Training Questions: AB 2053 and “Abusive Conduct”

As we previously reported, Governor Edmund G. Brown signed AB 2053, which requires employers subject to the mandatory sexual harassment prevention training requirement for supervisors to now include a component on preventing “abusive conduct.” One frequently asked question is how this new law affects employees that must complete their training by the end of 2014. […]

Oct 22 2014 - Harassment, Training - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

New 2015 Exempt Classification Rates

California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announced rate changes for the computer software employee exemption and the licensed physician or surgeon exemption. The new rates take effect January 1, 2015. For the computer software employees’ exemption: The minimum hourly rate of pay exemption increased to $41.27 from its previous rate of  $40.38; The minimum monthly […]

Oct 21 2014 - Compensation, Exempt/Nonexempt - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

San Diego Minimum Wage Increase Will Go to the Voters

The proposed January 1, 2015, increase to San Diego’s minimum wage is on hold. Opponents of the ordinance to increase the minimum wage succeeded in getting enough signatures during a petition drive to force the minimum wage proposal to be put to a public vote, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times article noted […]

Oct 20 2014 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »