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EEOC Targets Illegal Medical History Inquiries

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a charge alleging that a class of job applicants was subjected to illegal medical exams and family medical history inquiries. The employer will pay $187,500 to settle the lawsuit. The EEOC brought charges against a Southern California seed and fertilizer company on behalf of a class of […]

Nov 17 2014 - Discrimination, Hiring, Privacy - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »

Clued In About New 2015 Employment Laws in California [Infographic]

More than 30 noteworthy new employment laws will affect the day-to-day operations, practices and policies of California businesses in 2015. CalChamber’s done some detective work so you can keep one step ahead of your compliance with significant new laws, such as mandatory paid sick leave. Put yourself on the case when you investigate our new […]

Nov 14 2014 - General - HRWatchdog Read More »

Learn From the California Employment Law Experts at HR Boot Camp: San Francisco

With the complexities of managing HR issues in California, do your HR practices put you at risk for costly fines and lawsuits? It’s not easy to know exactly what to do or how to explain a complex employment law requirement, especially if you’re new to HR. Join CalChamber’s employment law experts at HR Boot Camp: […]

Nov 13 2014 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog Read More »

EDD Helps Employers to Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet℠!

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has launched a special Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet℠ webpage featuring  employers In Their Own Words – describing the many reasons hiring a vet is good for business. California is home to 1.8 million military veterans, 8.4 percent of the nation’s veteran population. To help employers connect with […]

Nov 11 2014 - Hiring - HRWatchdog Read More »

Health Care ACA Questions Answered by Department of Labor

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released more Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Part 22). The FAQs were jointly prepared by DOL, and the Health and Human Services and Treasury departments. These FAQs in particular address whether employers who offer premium reimbursement to employees who participate in […]

Nov 10 2014 - Health Care Reform, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley Read More »